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Why Choose Jones Hardy for Estates Law and Family Provisions Claims?

When it comes to estate disputes and family provision claims, having expert legal guidance is crucial. Jones Hardy is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to ensure your rights are protected and your loved ones' wishes are honoured.

At Jones Hardy, we provide:

In-Depth Understanding of Estates Law:

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in estate law, including wills, estate administration, and family provision claims.

Personalized Legal Strategies:

We develop tailored strategies to address the unique aspects of your case, focusing on maximising your entitlements under the law.

Dedicated Advocacy:

Our team vigorously represents your interests, whether in court or in mediation, to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.

Compassionate Support:

We understand the emotional complexities involved in estate disputes and offer not only legal expertise but also emotional support during this challenging time.

Who Is This For?

This service is ideal for beneficiaries, executors, or any party involved in an estate dispute in NSW seeking to contest a will, make a family provision claim, or resolve any other estate law issues.

Why It Matters:

Estate disputes and family provision claims can have lasting impacts on family relationships and personal finances. Effective legal representation is essential to navigate these disputes, ensuring fair outcomes that respect the wishes of the deceased and the rights of the claimants.

What You Can Expect From Us as Your Attorneys:

  • Expert Guidance: Our attorneys provide knowledgeable advice on all aspects of estate law, from understanding the validity of claims to navigating the complexities of court processes.
  • Strategic Representation: We use our expertise to develop robust legal strategies tailored to the specifics of your case, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: We advocate on your behalf in negotiations and mediations, aiming to resolve disputes without the need for lengthy court proceedings.
  • Ongoing Support: You will receive continuous updates and support throughout your case, ensuring you are well-informed and confident in your legal standing.


What constitutes a valid family provision claim in NSW?

A valid family provision claim is made when an eligible person believes they have not been adequately provided for in the deceased's will. Eligibility typically includes spouses, children, or dependents of the deceased.

Who is eligible to make a family provision claim against an estate?

Eligible claimants include the deceased's spouse, children, former spouses, dependents, and, in some cases, close relatives who were financially dependent on the deceased.

What factors do the courts consider when assessing a family provision claim?

Courts consider the claimant's financial needs, the size of the estate, the relationship with the deceased, and any obligations the deceased had towards the claimant.

How can I contest a will?

A will can be contested on several grounds, including lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud, or if the will was not executed properly.

What is the process for challenging the executor of an estate?

To challenge an executor, you must file a petition in court detailing the reasons for the challenge, such as mismanagement or failure to distribute the estate fairly.

How are estate assets distributed if there is no will?

If there is no will, assets are distributed according to the intestacy laws of NSW, which typically prioritise spouses, children, and then other relatives.

What should I do if I believe an estate is being mismanaged?

If you suspect mismanagement, you can seek legal advice to review estate activities and potentially apply to the court for the executor's removal or to rectify the administration.

Can a family provision claim be settled out of court?

Yes, many family provision claims are settled through mediation or negotiated agreements between parties, avoiding the need for court intervention.

Next Steps:

  • Contact Us: Start with a confidential consultation to discuss your estate or family provision claim. Reach out by phone, text, or online booking.
  • Understand Your Rights: We'll explain the legal options available and how they apply to your specific situation.
  • Develop Your Case: Together, we will formulate a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to secure your entitlements.
  • Stay Informed: Our team will keep you updated every step of the way, ensuring you are fully prepared for all proceedings.
Secure Your Legacy

It's All About Trust.

At Jones Hardy, your legal journey is guided by experts dedicated to achieving the best outcomes. Our tailored legal strategies, combined with our commitment to your well-being, ensure that we are the right choice for handling your drug crime case.

Why trust Jones Hardy for your legal journey?
Here are four compelling reasons:

  • Personalised Legal Solutions: Tailored strategies designed to address your specific challenges and objectives.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from The Jones Hardy Legal Team’s extensive experience and innovative methodologies.
  • Strategic and Well Planned Solutions: Team Effort of Reasearch, Preparation and Legal Solutions for impactful outcomes.
  • Proven Success: A strong track record of results across all Family law, Criminal law and Civil law cases types.

Book a Confidential Legal Consultation:

Book a consultation and use our meeting to know us, our approach, solutions, communication style, and whether our way of serving clients makes you feel comfortable entrusting us with helping you with your case.


Research our legal team and firm reputation online. Experience often translates into a deeper understanding of the law, potential options and solutions in navigating complex legal scenarios effectively.

Jones Hardy Client Success Stories

We have a professional track record of satisfied clients. Looking at our case studies and testimonials can give you insights into how well we can take care of you and your case.

Building a Better Civil Law Case

Facing civil law challenges can be daunting, which is why we at Jones Hardy Law have created the "You and Your Lawyer" preparation document. This guide is designed to help you understand what to expect from your lawyer and what they will expect from you, ensuring you gather all necessary documents and information before your meeting. It also includes practical advice on managing the emotions and stress that often accompany legal issues, helping you to stay focused and effective throughout your legal journey.

After familiarising yourself with the guide, the next step is to book a private legal session with Jones Hardy Law. During this session, we will tailor a legal strategy to your specific needs, building on the foundation set by the guide. This personalised approach ensures you are not just prepared but also confident and ready to tackle your civil law challenges with our expert support. Download the guide and book your session today to take control of your legal journey with confidence and expertise.

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Secure Your Legacy and Protect Your Rights with with Jones Hardy Law: Here's How

Don't navigate the complexities of estate law alone. Contact Jones Hardy for unmatched legal support and compassionate service.

  • Book an Appointment or Call: The only way for both of us to determine if we can help you achieve a positive resolution is to start a conversation. Book an appointment or call Jones Hardy to discuss the specifics of your situation.
  • The Jones Hardy Philosophy and Approach to Resolution: Understand the core values and strategies that drive our continued case successes.
  • A Guide to Explaining Your Case to Your Lawyer: This guide will help you prepare the details of your case effectively.
  • Questions We Need Answers to and Questions You Might Want to Ask Us: These prompts will help build a solid foundation for our communication and ensure we cover all critical aspects of your case.

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