We know how difficult and stressful it can be for you and your family to be involved in contesting a Will or having someone challenge your own inheritance.
People are understandably upset when they discover someone close to them has favoured another member of the family or friend or has not provided them with the expected financial protection on their death.
If a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, then one of the parties must issue Court proceedings. Proceedings usually take place in the High Court in London but, depending on their value, they can be heard in the County Court.
If a person is totally excluded from a Will then they may be able to raise a claim for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Such a claim has to be issued in the Court within six months of the Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration where there is no Will).
We deal with all claims sensitively and provide practical, coherent guidance designed to keep costs to a minimum.
Our specialist Dispute Resolution team - recognised in both the Chambers UK and The Legal 500 - advise on all aspects of contested probate, as well as disputes arising in the actual administration of a deceased person's estate or a trust.
Our solicitors are based in Canterbury, Whitstable and Chatham. Two lawyers within the team are Associate Members of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists). You will therefore be looked after by an expert who will guide you through the process step by step.
Call us for a free no obligation consultation.