Will and Inheritance Disputes

Thankfully disputes over Wills, Probates and Trusts are not too common. However, when they do happen they can be very upsetting for everyone involved – particularly for the next of kin.

Whilst the law acknowledges a person’s right to determine where to leave their property and assets on death, Wills can still face challenges – and in addition claims for financial provision can be made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Therefore, following a person’s death a dispute may arise as to the validity of their last Will which may require Court proceedings to resolve those issues and determines whether the Will should be admitted to probate.

This can be a truly difficult time. However, we are here to help you through and will work hard to help you gain the justice that you – and the other beneficiaries – deserve.

How we can help you?

The team offer a sympathetic approach at all times and all appropriate means of resolving the dispute whether by negotiation, mediation or Court proceedings will be pursued as appropriate.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss and assess your case and will consider all possible methods of funding available including No Win, No Fee – and we are available at any of our offices on the South Coast, or even at your home, business or place of work – whichever is more convenient to you.

Our inheritance dispute specialists can advise in circumstances where a dispute may be likely or if it has arisen following a death, including if:

  • there is doubt that the deceased was mentally or physically able to make their last Will
  • there is doubt that the Will of the deceased is valid
  • there is the potential for disagreement as to how the Will should be interpreted
  • a close family member or dependent has not benefitted from the Will, or there was no Will and the “intestacy rules” do not benefit a financial dependent
  • assets were owned by the deceased and another person and there is disagreement over the division of those assets
  • there are concerns about the administration of an estate

Contact us today for a free initial consultation on 023 8033 4661 or use our enquiry form to get in touch.