Losing a loved one is always distressing, but it can be particularly confusing when there are issues surrounding their estate. Disputes over their final wishes and the administration of their estate can lead to tensions, anger, stress and even depression. Our expert wills, probate and trust team can help resolve these disputes quickly and professionally.
A contentious probate solicitors near me probate solicitor can be instructed to assist with a wide range of claims in relation to a deceased person’s estate. This includes claims that are often referred to as ‘Will Disputes’ which are a dispute either with the interpretation or validity of what is believed to be a deceased person’s last valid Will. However, there are many circumstances where a claim can be made even when there is no Will present at all.
Contesting a Will: Why You Need a Skilled Contentious Probate Solicitor
Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of disputes between individuals about how a deceased person’s estate is managed and distributed. There are a variety of reasons for this, including the increasing trend of modern family arrangements and the complexity of family relationships. These factors can cause communication to break down, and the intentions of a deceased person’s Will to be misinterpreted or overlooked.
In addition, there is an ongoing increase in the number of homemade Wills being drawn up, which may not comply with the strict requirements to be valid. This can cause a number of problems, not least in determining who is entitled to what. In many cases, it is possible to lodge a ‘caveat’ on an estate to delay the issue of probate, which can buy time to find a resolution for a dispute.