Fees and Costs
There are no upfront or ongoing fees or costs to challenge a Will or estate with the Contested Estates Division once your case has been assessed as eligible, and approved by our experienced estates lawyers (if your case has not been assessed click here to commence a no obligation online assessment).
Once approved, the Contested Estates Division will commence proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW and cover all fees, costs and expenses, including Court filing and hearing fees, solicitor and barrister costs, expert and other third party expenses until the successful conclusion of the proceedings, be that a negotiated agreed settlement or final contested hearing.
At the conclusion of the proceedings our fees and costs are paid from the estate of the deceased, or from the agreed settlement sum, depending on the terms of the agreement or Court order.
Although there are no initial or ongoing costs each client is provided with a detailed costs estimate for the conduct of their case based on similar cases conducted by the Contested Estates Division. Throughout the conduct of the matter the actual fees incurred in running the case are updated regularly and in writing, so there are no surprises.
The Contested Estates Division cannot accept all cases to challenge a Will or estate, so it is important that you contact us or commence your no obligation assessment of your case as soon as possible.