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Im am main benifiecrie of my uncles will my uncles partner

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im am main benifiecrie of my uncles will my uncles partner of 2 years but living together for 1 and a bit was left with an set amount but is wanting to contest the will and would like to have a bout 35-40% of the estate my question i guess would be does he have a case
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: newzealand auckland
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: so he has sent the estate laywer a letter wanting to discuse this with myself and my brother are majority benifieriys and other benificery 3 are minors we have said we decline to a meeting as dificatlys would be to have us all agree
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that i can think abart for that the will is very clear and states who is to get what partner 100,000 myself and brother 35% and my 3 minor cusins 10%
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 5 months ago.
I think you definitely should try to meet to discuss this, perhaps with a professional mediator to help you reach a settlement, as going to court always costs a lot in legal fees. The mediator can facilitate a discussion and settlement which could get this completed quickly and much more cheaply
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 5 months ago.
Even if the claim is not strong this will still cost money to defend in court and damage the family relationships.

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