Contesting a Will is becoming more and more common. One reason is that a surprisingly high number of people don't bother to review their Will over the years and this leads to others not inheriting what they ought to have.
Wills should always be updated to reflect a change in the family structure, following a remarriage or after acquiring new assets. Disputes are often triggered by step-families who feel they have not benefited as was intended.
Claims against an estate must be brought within 6 months of the Administration Grant being obtained. However, our highly experienced team will give you practical and expert help and guidance in this highly complex area of law.
Common issues include:
- Disagreement between executors on the way the estate is administered
- Being left out of a Will or not being properly provided for
- Concerns that gifts have been left to those who should not have benefited
- Disputing that the deceased was mentally incapable of making a Will
- Worry that the Will was made under pressure
- Acting as an executor and someone else contests the Will
- Being promised something that was not left to you
- Having reason to believe that the Will is invalid
- Believing that the lawyer who drafted the Will was negligent
How we can help
We offer a specialist service that will give you the right advice, first time. Wherever possible, we believe in handling the dispute out of court so that the value of the estate is not eaten up by legal expenses.
If you would like more information or just want a confidential chat about your options, contact our friendly, highly experienced team today.