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You can contest as well for a greater share.
Because a claim has been lodged you can make a claim as well. It is not a cross claim you are not going to be chasing the current claimant. It is a new claim against the estate and you will be joined and the court will hear the 2 claims together.
You should not lodge it yourself. You need a Solicitor to assist you and you should get detailed advice before you do anything.
Any mistake and your protection against costs is gone and you may be liable to the estate and the second wife.
You should file ASAP. Contact the law society of WA and get a referral to a solicitor that practices in Succession Law.
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