Contested Probate and Contested Wills
Following the death of a loved one, disputes can arise over some of the provisions made in the Will. This can involve disagreements over a person's entitlement to be a beneficiary under a Will, particularly where there are questions over the deceased's testamentary capacity, or where undue influence may have been exercised over them by a relative.
It can also occur when for example a family member, co-habitee or dependant believes that the deceased has not made proper provision for them.
Our probate and litigation solicitors and lawyers will work with you to resolve such disputes. In doing so, they can advise you regarding alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation, and will aim to help you achieve the best possible result within the shortest period of time.
They can also help with applications relating to a Power of Attorney*, for example to have an attorney removed, and can advise in situations where you believe there has been negligent drafting of a Will, or questions as to the validity of a Will.
If you are concerned about a Will and would like advice call us now on 01202 203214.
We can help you with the following:
- Contested inheritance
- Disputes over drafting of Wills
- Disputes over validity of Wills
- Claims for beneficiaries and children
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Disputes over Powers of Attorney
- Undue influence
- Testamentary capacity
Contact our Litigation team on 01202 203214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*From Autumn 2007 Enduring Power of Attorney was replaced by Lasting Power of Attorney