What is a Part IV Claim?
Wills & Estate Planning
We are all free to make our Will as we wish and see fit – this is known as testamentary freedom, and is a longstanding legal principle that forms the basis of how Wills are prepared and interpreted. However, Will Makers in Victoria have to make proper provision for persons they have an obligation to provide for. If a Will does not provide proper provision for that person, then they are entitled to request the Supreme Court of Victoria to make an order for greater provision. These are known as Part IV or Testator Family Maintenance (TFM) Claims.