Specialist Solicitors for Will Disputes never easy when a loved one passes away but if there are issues regarding the distribution of their estate, the process can become incredibly distressing and costly.
What is the success rate of contesting a will in the UK?
Will disputes and claims under the intestacy rules are increasingly common due to family relationships being more complex, estates often being larger because house prices have increased, and there is also a greater awareness of individuals’ rights to contest a Will.
A claim against a Will can be brought on the grounds that it is invalid, fails to make reasonable financial provision for a person who depended on the deceased financially (under the laws of intestacy) or that there was undue influence exerted in the making of the will by someone else. A contested Will is usually halted whilst a court decides whether it’s valid or not.
In such cases, it is important to act quickly and seek expert advice as early as possible. Our experienced disputes team can help you to understand your rights and options, provide you with realistic timescales and costs and advise on the best way forward for you.
We can register an interest on your behalf to see the Will once probate has been granted and we will report back to you if there are any queries. We can also assist you in bringing a professional negligence claim against a solicitor where it is believed that the drafting of the will was negligent.