Solving disputes with efficiency and empathy
Our highly experienced practitioners provide you with practical and objective advice in relation to the particular dispute at hand and provide you with a cost sensitive and solution-focused resolution to your dispute.
Contested probate is a growing phenomenon for a variety of reasons, influenced by:
- A considerable build-up of wealth for a large section of the population,
- family relationships becoming more complicated,
- home-made wills, will writers and online will writing services which can produce a greater number of mistakes,
- a heightened awareness of people’s rights and a willingness to pursue them through litigation if required.
Support and guidance with every stage
There are three basic types of contentious probate claims;
- Claims where an individual seeks to challenge the will itself and how it was made;
- Claims where an individual seeks to challenge the content of a will;
- Claims where an individual seeks to challenge the assets of a will.
There can be a variety of situations which cause a Will to become open to challenge. These could include:
- that the correct formalities have not been followed and the will was not properly executed;
- the individual who made the will did not have the capacity at the time to make the Will, or;
- that the person making the Will was unduly influenced by other people to make a Will which was not in accordance with their own wishes.
In addition to the above, it may be the case that you have been left out of a Will. In light of your relationship to the deceased individual who has made the Will you may be entitled to a share of the deceased’s assets even if you are not included in the Will.
We understand dealing with contested probate is not easy. Emotions often run high and the underlying law is far from straightforward. The procedure is also not familiar.
We can help you if you feel you want to take further action or are questioning the content of a Will.
It is important to note that there are strict time limits that need to be adhered to when disputing a will. Therefore, we recommend you seek legal advice as a matter of urgency.
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