If this is a cause of concern that you are facing you may be able to contest the Will in question. Our expert solicitors can sensitively advise and guide you through this difficult period and complex area of law.
Upon gathering the facts of your situation our solicitors will be able to tell you whether or not you have a case to challenge / contest the Will.
Common grounds for contesting a Will:
You may be able to contest a Will based on the following grounds:
How long do you have to contest a will?
For claims under the 1975 Act, six months is the primary time limit for contesting a will from the date of the grant of representation, but we would suggest that you seek advice on challenging / contesting a will from one of our probate lawyers as soon as possible after the date of death. There may also need to be other urgent steps to be taken to protect your position.
If the time period has lapsed in which you can contest the will it is still worth contacting us to find out whether or not there is anything we can do for you.
Bringing or defending probate proceedings
These sorts of claims are increasing in number. A claim may be necessary if the PRs are not behaving appropriately or if, say, one of the beneficiaries refuses to vacate an estate property or hand over estate assets. It may be necessary to apply to the court to remove a PR or the PRs may have to deal with a claim for proprietary or promissory estoppel.
Specialist legal advice is necessary in all such circumstances.