Contesting A Will

Contested Will and Disputed Probate Solicitors

A last Will and testament is not necessarily the final word on how a deceased person's assets will be distributed. If you believe you have been treated unfairly in a Will, you may be able to take legal action to correct the situation.

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The Grounds for Contesting a Will

The London contentious Will solicitors at Rollingsons Solicitors represent clients who have been unjustly cut out of wills as well as others who may have a claims against the estate. There are several grounds for contesting a Will, including:

  • The validity of the Will: Did the person intend to make a Will? Was it signed and witnessed properly? Was it the person's last Will? Did he or she have the legal capacity to make a Will? Did someone else exert undue influence over the person making the Will? Is there any evidence of fraud or forgery?
  • The Will failed to make adequate provisions for family members and dependents of the deceased person: including spouses, civil partners, children, those cared for and supported like children, and those who were financially dependent on the deceased person.
  • The executors of the Will or trustees of the estate engaged in improper or unprofessional behaviour: including mismanaging investments or administrative functions, being dishonest or unreasonable, having conflicts of interest, or misusing the powers granted to the personal representative.
  • The solicitor who drafted the Will or administered the estate acted negligently: for example, the Will failed to make clear the deceased person's intentions or failed to comply with the requirements of the law regarding signature and witnessing.
  • The Will disposed of property not owned by the deceased: including homes that others had paid for in whole or in part.

If you are worried about covering the costs of making a claim, then we can discuss a payment plan with you. Rollingsons Solicitors may be able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement to assist in funding your case.

To speak to one of our lawyers 020 7611 4843 or contact Neil Acheson-Gray, Head of the Department.
 

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Wills, Probate & Inheritance Team

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Neil Acheson-Gray 020 7611 4848
Aoife McCauley 020 76114848

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