When a loved one passes away, disputes can sometimes arise regarding the estate. The issue could be that the deceased did not leave you what you felt you deserved or were promised, or there might be concerns about the process of writing the Will or the way in which the estate was managed and distributed.
A contested probate solicitor can help you to resolve these issues and ensure the wishes of your loved ones are carried out. They can also assist you with claims where no Will was made or where the apparent Last Valid Will does not comply with specific requirements.
The wording of a Will or codicil must be carefully interpreted to understand the deceased’s true intentions. Clerical errors and misunderstandings can lead to a dispute over what the Will really means.
Resolving Family Disputes over Inheritance: The Role of Contentious Probate Solicitors
If a person dies without a Will or their Will is invalid, the courts can use their discretion to award ‘reasonable financial provision’ for dependents, such as children and spouses. Our expert contentious probate solicitors can assist you with bringing or defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Disputes over trusts and complex wealth structures are on the rise due to an ageing population and increased diversity in family arrangements. We can help you resolve these issues with executors and trustees who may not have acted according to your instructions or with family members who do not agree on how to manage the estate.