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Getting Back What Is Legally Yours

While the death of a loved one can cause severe sadness and even severe depression in some cases, at some point after your loved one has passed away, it will be time for the reading of the will. The official reading of the will be done by a lawyer, most often the lawyer of the deceased person and can be a very emotional experience in many ways.

Opposing the written word
Although at the time of the passing of a loved one such as your parent or grandparent, receiving a piece of property or some belongings of your loved one is possibly the last thing on your mind, there may be many things that you always knew were going to be yours one day such as your childhood home or a certain piece of furniture that had been promised to you one day. In a case where you are present at the reading of the will and you find that a childhood home, a family home or something else that should be legally yours has been written away to someone else, you are allowed to hire a lawyer for challenging of the will. Contest a will in Melbourne is not often done as most wills are written correctly and accordingly however, there have been many cases when it has been done, especially in the case of your deceased relative not being of sound mind.
Sadly however, you will find that contesting a will may not always bring about positive results as the court will always be likely to take the side of the deceased person if it has been clearly stated that the property must belong to someone else however, you may state that the deceased was not of sound mind when writing the will or that the deceased was coerced in to writing it and you will find that you have a fighting chance to win the case although you will have a lot of legal fees to pay.
You will find that in those few moments that you are listening to your loved ones will, you will experience a mixture of sadness, hope, depression and even a slight amount of happiness at the same time if you received a piece of unexpected property or an expensive belonging of your loved one. In most cases, you will find that you are not in a state of mind to understand what is happening and yet, you will find that something that your loved one has left you could solve multiple financial problems for you and this is a good thing, despite the circumstances.