Sadly, disputes arise on death for many reasons. More often than not it is the deceased’s failure to deal with their affairs during their lifetime which leads to conflict on their death causing bitter family disputes and substantial costs.
We recognise that having time to grieve for the loss of a loved one is important. We also recognise that this can be helped or hindered by the actions of others. Our advice can remove a lot of misunderstanding, frustration and cost at a sensitive and emotional time.
Have you ever wondered why the deceased made no provision for you in their will? Or why did their house not pass to you? Or did they instead make a ‘home made will valid’? Many questions can be answered and explained very quickly, others are more complicated but with our help we can give you the advice that you need to move forward. It’s important to remember that often a reply to one letter will give you peace of mind and that most of the time cases are resolved amicably.
We can give you the help and guidance you need, whether you believe an issue affects you and want to know how to proceed, or whether you are facing a claim and do not understand what to do next.
There are many types of probate disputes. Some of the most common are:
- Disputes relating to the contents of a deceased will (validity disputes);
- Disputes relating to the lack of financial provision made by the deceased under the terms of their will or by the intestacy rules;
- Disputes arising in the administration of an estate.
For more information and advice about contentious probate, please get in touch.