The death of a loved one can be a very distressing time for all involved. Most wills are uncontentious, and the estate of the deceased will be distributed unchallenged. However, disputes can arise.
This is most common in families, where someone believes that they have been disinherited. A claimant can, in some circumstances, challenge a will on the grounds that it did not make adequate provision for him/her.
A will can also be challenged on grounds validity, these usually involve claims that the testator lacked testamentary capacity, that the will was not properly executed or that some form of undue influence or fraud was involved.
Whether you are seeking to contest a will or are the beneficiary against whom a claim is being taken, you should seek legal assistance promptly. Our expert Trust and Probate solicitors will advise you on the best course of action to serve your particular needs.