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When can you contest a Will?

How a Will can be challenged

The process of contesting a Will is legally complex and in England and Wales there are specific circumstances when you can challenge a Will.

Our Contentious Probate Solicitors are experienced in acting for those wishing to challenge or dispute a Will. If you feel you have been unfairly left out of a Will or have a dispute with a Beneficiary, Executor, Administrator or Trustee, contact us for advice on:

  • Challenging a Will due to lack of execution/invalidity;
  • Contesting a Will due to undue influence;
  • Disputing a Will due to lack of mental capacity;
  • Inheritance Act Claims/Unfairly left out of a Will;
  • Disputes between Executors and Beneficiaries;
  • Claims to remove an Executor or Trustee;
  • Trust disputes;
  • Disputes regarding Powers of Attorney;
  • Proprietary Estoppel and Constructive Trust claims.

Call 01271 340655 and speak with one of our Contentious Probate Solicitors regarding a Will or Inheritance Dispute or to find out more about contested Wills, Trusts and Estates.

Contest A Will

If you suspect a Will is invalid, for a number of reasons the Will can be challenged. A Will can be disputed under the following grounds.

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Trust Disputes

Claims and disputes relating to the administration or running of Trusts may relate to value of assets, feuding beneficiaries or...

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Although based in the South West covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, we act for clients throughout England and Wales. If you are unsure if you have an inheritance dispute, contact us for a FREE case assessment. Our team provide specialist practical advice on how best to resolve all types of inheritance claims and often work on a no win no fee basis CALL: 01271 340655.

As a beneficiary, you may have been ‘disinherited’, not provided for adequately under the will, or you may have concerns about whether the person was of sound mind when they wrote their will. It may even be the fact that the person who wrote the Will didn’t do it properly or even that someone was influencing them.

Our solicitors have specialist experience in dealing with all kinds of Inheritance Disputes and have vast experience in both bringing and defending these claims.

Contentious probate claims invariably involve family members and so it is important to recognise the need to handle matters sensitively and thoughtfully. Where possible our team will look to resolve probate disputes through co-operation, mediation or any other form of alternative dispute resolution. If this is not possible, we will advise you regarding Court proceedings and will conduct those proceedings on your behalf.