Contentious Probate - Contesting A Will

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Disputes over Wills, trusts or probate matters are rapidly increasing due to the growing complexity of modern day families. Rises in the divorce rate, and/or the proportion of children born to unmarried couples and the increasing prevalence of families with step children have all contributed to this unfortunate development.  It is becoming more common for Wills to be contested and for confusion to arise as to which party is entitled to what.

We have the experience and expertise to advise and (if necessary) represent you on any contentious probate issues or disputes that might arise including:-

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
  • The validity of a Will;
  • Challenges over lack of mental capacity;
  • Disputes with Executors;
  • Disputes between Trustees and Beneficiaries;
  • Caveats, Warnings & Appearances; and
  • Court of Protection Issues.

We appreciate that these disputes tend to arise at particularly distressing times and more often than not involve disputes within the family unit.  Not only do we offer the legal expertise to advise on these complex areas of law, we will also deal with your dispute in a sympathetic way but pragmatic way.  Where possible we will always actively encourage disputes to be resolved by negotiation or mediation.

If you would like further information, please contact Emma Clist or Jonathan Jacobs at our Ash Vale office. Both are associate members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).