Grounds for Contesting a Will

Before seeking to dispute a will, it’s important to bear in mind 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 – 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.

Obviously, 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

Furley Page always aims to minimise any such disputes. 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.

How can we help you

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Key Contacts

Aaron Spencer

Partner & Head of Private Client