Estate Litigation Lawyers

At Stonegate Legal, we possess expertise in handling legal disputes related to wills and estates. Our team of professionals are committed to assisting clients facing challenging issues in this domain.

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Estate Litigation Lawyer

Dealing With An Estate Dispute

We understand that estate disputes can be a difficult and emotional experience for families. Our team of experienced lawyers will provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to ensure that your rights are protected.

We will fight to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in any estate dispute. Our wills and estates team are committed to helping you find a resolution that will benefit all parties involved. We understand how important it is for families to maintain their relationships during this difficult time and work hard to help them achieve this goal. Our team is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process, ensuring that your experience is as smooth as possible.

Are You Eligible?

When it comes to estate litigation and disputes, certain criteria must be met for a family provision claim to be made. Our estate litigation lawyers understand the complexities of this area of law and can help determine whether or not you are an eligible applicant.

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A child of the deceased person can include the following people:

  • A natural biological child
  • An unborn child
  • An adopted child
  • A stepchild

The spouse of the deceased person can include the following people:

  • Husband or wife
  • De facto partner
  • Registered partner
  • Former husband, wife or registered partner

A dependent of the deceased can include the following people:

  • A parent of the deceased who has been wholly or substantially maintained by the deceased
  • A parent of a child of the deceased who has been wholly or substantially maintained by the deceased
  • Any person including for example the deceased's grandchild or step-grandchild, niece or nephew, sister or brother or a foster child, who has been wholly or substantially maintained by the deceased.
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How We Can Help You

Disputing a Will

If you are considering disputing a will, we are here to help. Our team of an experienced estate and will litigation lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of will disputes and protect your interests. We understand that disputing a will can be an emotional and challenging process, and we are committed to providing you with personalised legal advice and representation to help you achieve a fair and just outcome.

Contesting a Will (Family Provision Claim)

We understand how challenging it can be to feel that you have been unfairly left out of a loved one's will or that the provisions made for you are insufficient. Our experienced estate and will litigation lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal process of contesting a will. First, we will assess your eligibility to make a family provision claim and evaluate the likelihood of success in your particular case. We will then guide you through the legal proceedings involved in challenging a will, which may include gathering evidence, attending mediation or negotiation, and representing you in court if necessary.
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Personalised Approach

At Stonegate Legal, we are dedicated to providing individualised services to all of our clients. We strive to get to know each person and the particulars of their situation in order to come up with a strategy that is suited to their particular objectives and requirements.

Expert Litigation Team

Our experienced lawyers are dedicated to providing excellent estate litigation advice and representation. We’ll guide and support you throughout the legal process, ensuring your rights are always protected.

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Meet Our Estate Litigation Team

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Wayne Davis

Wayne Davis is the principal solicitor, legal practice director of the firm, and leads the litigation team.  Wayne has an LLB, and GDLP and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  Wayne is a debt recovery, litigation, and insolvency professional who is experienced in:

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Damon Laffin

Damon Laffin is a solicitor and forms part of the litigation team.

Damon is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Damon is also presently undertaking to Master of Applied Law (majoring in Litigation) through the College of Law, which is due to be completed in or around February 2023.

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Laylah Toovey

Laylah joined the Stonegate Legal team in 2021 as our receptionist and legal assistant.  Laylah has worked her way up to paralegal and works in the debt recovery team.

She is currently in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has found a keen interest in litigation, contract law and tort law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Estate litigation lawyers are solicitors who are experienced in wills and estates litigation. This may involve disputing a will or contesting a provision under as will.

Estates will not be distributed before six (6) months from the date of death. It is vitally important to file or give notice of any claims that you might have on or before that time, or you could lose out.

The duration of an estate and wills dispute can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case. Our experienced lawyers will work diligently to assess the situation and provide you with a realistic timeline for resolving your dispute.

Our team of estate and wills litigation lawyers can handle a broad range of disputes. We have experience in resolving conflicts related to the validity of a will, distribution of assets, trust disputes, executor disputes, and more.

It is possible to represent yourself in an estate and will dispute. However, it is highly recommended that you seek legal advice and representation from an experienced lawyer. Our team of estate and wills litigation lawyers will provide you with comprehensive legal advice, work to gather relevant evidence, prepare a convincing legal argument, and represent you in court or mediation proceedings.

A family provision claim is a legal action that can be brought by a family member of the deceased in order to challenge the validity of a will. This type of claim is typically filed when an individual believes that they have been unfairly excluded from inheriting any assets from the estate. Our experienced lawyers can provide you with further information and advice about filing a family provision claim.

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