Probate, Inheritance and Will Disputes
When you someone close to you dies, it is always a difficult time and you are probably struggling to come to terms with your loss. When you are faced with a dispute about the Will, your inheritance or probate of the estate, it makes the whole situation even more difficult.
We do understand what a stressful time this is for you, but by getting advice from us about the dispute, you can better understand what happens next and how to bring your dispute to an end.
There are deadlines in place for challenging a Will or Probate, so call us now on 01264 353 411 for advice.
Types of Wills and Probate Disputes
Will and Probate disputes can take many forms. You may be the one challenging the Will or you may be acting as Executor of the estate and be facing a challenge to the Will from someone else in your family. Whatever the circumstances we can help.
Some of the reasons for contesting a Will are:
It was changed shortly before your loved one died, handwritten and excluded most people who were close relations
It is invalid due to not complying with the legal requirements in the Wills Act 1837
Your loved one had a lack of capacity when they made the Will
There is no financial provision made for a member of the family
The signature does not look right
You have been excluded from the Will and you are a close family member
You can see there are a number of reasons that you could challenge a Will, or perhaps face a challenge from a relative.
Where there is a challenge to a Will, this means that Probate cannot be completed until the dispute with the Will is resolved.
How We Can Help
Our years of experience in Probate and Wills gives us the expertise we need to bring your dispute to a close.
We understand that you feel worried and upset by the dispute so we aim to move things forward to conclusion as quickly as we can.
You are probably concerned about the cost of legal representation, but there are options available that we can discuss with you, such as ‘No Win No Fee’ agreements, if appropriate. We offer competitive rates with a local law firm service that is missing from many of the larger law firms, so contact us today to see how we can help.
Bringing your dispute to an end is important to us so get in touch would our experienced Wills and Probate Dispute team now to find out how we can help.