Some estate disputes are about the validity of the Will or the circumstances surrounding the making of the Will. A Will is not valid if the Willmaker did not have capacity to make the Will, and there is a legal test to determine testamentary capacity. Sometimes a person makes a Will because of the influence of another person, or the Willmaker is pressured into making the Will.
Other disputes can involve the correct interpretation of the Will, where it is not clear what the Willmaker intended.
Under the Family Provision Act, spouses, partners and children (and sometimes others) have the right to apply to the Court to vary the terms of a Will if they feel that the Will has not made adequate provision for them.
We can advise you about your rights if you have an estate dispute.