Grounds for contesting a will

Before deciding to contest a will, it is important to understand that in law the available grounds for challenging the validity of a will are very limited.

Who can contest a will and what can be done

The classes of people who are entitled to challenge the extent of the financial provision for them under the terms of a will are also fairly limited, these include  family members and blood- line relatives, people who were financially dependent on the deceased for example.

It is worth being aware that the extent to which the Courts can re-write the terms of a will in favour of a disappointed beneficiary is also limited.

The best way to try to prevent will disputes is for all those concerned to be open and honest with one another and to try to see the other person’s point of view.

Our approach to contesting a will

We  always aim to minimise  disputes about wills. The involvement of a solicitor can be helpful in taking some of the emotion out of an upsetting and stressful situation.

Our skilled team is experienced in assessing the likely success of challenging a will, in that way costs are then kept to a minimum.

Choose Furley Page for advice about contesting a will

Our specialist dispute resolution and private client teams are recognised for their expertise by The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Chambers HNW, independent guides to the legal profession.

We can advise you on all aspects of contesting a will, contested probate as well as disputes arising in the administration of a deceased person’s estate or a trust.

Lawyers within the team are Members of ACTAPS, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Contact Jeremy Ferris or Aaron Spencer to find out how we can help you.

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