Solicitors Specialising in Contested Wills and Inheritance Claims
Contesting a Will (or contentious probate as it is often known) is sadly becoming increasingly common. It is however a specialist area of law and we strongly recommend that if you are thinking of Contesting a Will or getting involved in an Inheritance dispute, you need to choose a Lawyer who is really experienced in this area.
Common Reasons for Contesting a Will
- Inheritance Claims– claims that dependants or family did not get ‘reasonable financial provision’ from the deceased’s estate under the Will or the intestacy rules (under the Inheritance Act 1975)
- Professional negligence claims against solicitors or Will writers arising from negligently drafted Wills
- Disagreements between executors
- That the deceased lacked mental capacity when making the Will
- That the testator made the Will under duress or undue influence
- That the Will was fraudulent
- That the Will was not validly made in the first place
- That the Will had already been revoked and is not effective
- That the Will is not the last Will of the deceased
Time limits for Making a Claim
Any claims for Contested Wills must be made within six months of the grant of representation and ideally within six months of the death of the testator. If you are thinking of Contesting a Will, contact a specialist Inheritance Lawyer straightaway.
How much does Contesting a Will cost?
We offer a FREE initial telephone consultation. At that stage our solicitors should be able to give you an estimate of our legal fees. You can then choose whether to go ahead with contesting the Will and decide whether you wish to instruct our Inheritance Solicitors.
Thinking of Contesting a Will– contact our Inheritance Solicitors today
Our Inheritance Lawyers deal with Contested Wills locally throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset and Dorset and nationally throughout England and Wales from our offices in Salisbury, Andover and Amesbury.