Contentious Probate and Claims
This is an area of law that relates to disputes arising when dealing with a deceased person’s estate. We have experience and expertise in dealing with a range of disputes, including:-
• Validity of the will
• Interpretation of the will
• Valuing the assets
• Alleged debts owed by the deceased
As well as the above situations we advise and act for individuals who wish to bring a claim against the estate of a deceased person. In the majority of cases this will be a claim under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This Act empowers the court to make orders in favour of eligible Claimants where inadequate financial provision has been made for them under the terms of a will or intestacy.
If you are an executor of a will you stand in the place of the deceased to ensure that their wishes are carried out. This also means that any claims against the deceased or his/her estate can be brought against you. This can be extremely daunting without the advice, support and representation from us.
Contact us promptly in the event of requiring advice in this area. It is often necessary to take immediate steps to protect your position.
We offer an initial fixed fee consultation for £100 plus VAT at any of our offices with a qualified solicitor.
It is always our aim to resolve any dispute as swiftly as possible and therefore incurring the minimum of costs to you, whilst at the same time priding ourselves on achieving the best possible outcome. In nearly all the cases will deal with disputes are resolved without the need for formal legal proceedings due to our expert negotiation skills.