What is contentious probate?
Disputes often arise after a person’s death. These can be a for a variety of reasons such as a dispute regarding the capacity of the deceased to make a Will, the handling of the administration of an estate, a dispute over the value of an estate, a disagreement on the interpretation of a Will, or a disagreement between the executors and beneficiaries of a Will. Resolving these issues is known as contentious probate.
We recognise that having time to grieve for the loss of a loved one is important and that this can be helped or hindered by the actions of others. By taking legal advice you can remove a lot of misunderstanding, frustration and cost at a sensitive and emotional time.
How can SAS Daniels help with contentious probate?
There are often a number of unanswered questions, such as:
- Why was nothing left to me in the Will?
- Why did their house not pass to me?
- Did they make a ‘Homemade Will’ and is it valid?
Many questions can be answered and explained very quickly. Others are more complicated but with our specialists team’s 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 cases can be resolved amicably.
There are many types of contentious probate disputes and our specialist team can advise you on:
- Disputes relating to the contents of a Will and the legitimacy of a Will;
- Disputes relating to the lack of financial provisions made by the deceased in their Will or by the intestacy rules;
- Disputes arising from the administration of an estate.
Our Dispute Resolution team can give you the help and guidance you need, whether you believe an issue affects you and you want to know how to proceed, or whether you are facing a claim and do not understand what to do next. Our advice can make sure that your disputes are resolved and that your stress is reduce at what is no doubt a difficult time.
For more information on our Contentious Probate service or any advice, please contact us via our contact form or call us on 0161 475 7676.
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