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In accordance with section 9 of the Wills Act 1837, for a Will to be valid it must be:

  • In writing
  • Signed by the testator or by some other person in their presence and by their direction
  • Signed or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time
  • Witnessed, attested and signed by each witness in the presence of the testator

If the correct procedures have not been followed, then a challenge to the Will’s validity can be made.

There is no time limit to make a claim disputing the validity of a Will but we recommend contacting us as quickly as possible and preferably before estate assets have been distributed.   Claims may be rejected by the court if it considers there has been undue delay in bringing a claim.

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