Contentious Probate

Do you live in Wales and are looking to contest a will or estate?

We understand that contentious probate is not a straightforward matter and that dealing with the administration of an estate after suffering the loss of a loved one is often a stressful and emotional time for people and their families.

We are careful to guide you through this sensitive time and help you understand the complex and legal processes that will help you resolve the dispute quickly, professionally and in the most cost-effective way.  Whether you are an executor caught up in a disputed estate or an individual who feels a sense of injustice at having been excluded from a loved one’s will, we can help.

Our expert team of Contentious Probate solicitors have significant experience in managing disputes over a wide range of issues, such as:

  • the value of assets
  • who benefits from a Will
  • how the Will has been interpreted
  • beneficiaries who may be feuding and want to contest the Will
  • dealing with difficult executors

How do I know if my claim is warranted?

There are a number of situations where it is appropriate to seek legal advice surrounding a dispute over an estate. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • where there is reason to believe the deceased was not fully in control or lacked capacity when the Will was written and may not understood the implications of their Will
  • where there is reason to believe the Will is fraudulent
  • where there is reason to believe the deceased was unduly influenced into signing the Will
  • where the deceased has deliberately excluded a dependent or next of kin from their Will out of malice
  • where the executor is trying to administer the provisions of an outdated Will
  • where there were not sufficient or appropriate witnesses

It is important to remember that contesting a Will or estate often has to be done within a given time frame but this can vary on the nature of each claim. If you are considering legal action, don’t delay in getting clear advice. We act for all parties including executors, beneficiaries, claimants and have a uniquely rounded perspective.

Get in touch with our expert team today by clicking here.

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