Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will

At Sills & Betteridge Solicitors we have the expertise to help if you are in the unfortunate position where you, or someone else, is contesting the validity of the Will of a loved one. This may be because you have grave concerns regarding the circumstances in which Will was made; you find that you have been left without reasonable financial provision as a dependant of someone who has died; you are administering the estate over which someone else is making a claim; or you are the beneficiary of an estate over which someone else is making a claim.

We have the experience and expertise to assist you with:

  • claims where you believe a Will is not valid, or you have doubts as to whether a Will is valid;
  • claims where you are are a dependant of the person who has died and you have not received reasonable financial provision;
  • defending a claim where you are the beneficiary of an estate which is subject to a claim;
  • your role as an administrator of an estate which is subject to a claim; and
  • Probate disputes involving the removal of someone who is administering an estate and who has failed to act, or has acted wrongly.

We understand that claims against an estate can be stressful and sometimes expensive. We will therefore advise you on the cost implications and likelihood of success in any proposed or actual litigation from the outset. This means that you will have a full understanding of the implications before deciding how you wish to proceed.

Our dedicated team headed by Karen Bower-Brown, a member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) always aim to deal with all disputes in an understanding and professional way, with a view to resolving matters, including court proceedings if necessary, as quickly as possible.

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