Living Blog

The loss of a family member is always a difficult time, but it can become more distressing to learn that you have not been included in the family member's Will. Generally, a person may leave their assets to whomever they wish. However, the law recognises that there are those who relied on the deceased for support who can sometimes be unfairly left out of the deceased's Will and are therefore able to make a claim so that their needs are adequately provided for.

In these circumstances a person can consider challenging the deceased's Will or contesting the Estate. There are two main ways that...