Inheritance Disputes

Inheritance Disputes & Challenging Wills

We know that when someone close to you dies, the last thing you want to think about is who gets what share from the estate. However, not dealing with this type of issue can mean that a loved ones assets go to someone who they never intended to benefit from their years of hard work or it doesn’t provide properly for someone who is left behind who needs financial support.

What type of thing can I dispute?

There are a number of ways that you can dispute a will or estate and the best way to find out where you stand is to call us.  However, types of claims can include:

  • Inheritance (Provision for family and dependants) Act 1975 Claims
  • Inadequate provision through the intestacy rules
  • Wills not properly executed
  • Forged Wills or Wills made under duress (undue influence)
  • Claims involving agreements regarding property made prior to death
  • Disputes with executors
  • Claims regarding lack of mental capacity or lack of knowledge of contents
  • Proprietary Estoppel & Constructive Trusts
  • Claims to replace Executors & Breach of trust
  • Caveats, warnings & appearances
  • Contested Court of Protection
  • Burial disputes
  • Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries (DNA testing)

How do I know if I can dispute a will or estate?

There are many grounds for disputing a will or estate, usually it’s because you think that you should have been provided for more adequately under the will, or you may have acted on the assumption that you were promised a share of the estate You may have concerns about whether the loved one was of sound mind when they wrote their will or whether someone was influencing them. It may even be the fact that the person who wrote the will didn’t do it properly and there may be a Professional Negligence claim.

Am I eligible to dispute a will or an intestacy under the Inheritance Act 1975?

There are a number of different categories of person who can apply. It does not just apply to spouses, partners and children. If in doubt give us a call and we can very quickly let you know if you are eligible. There are very short time limits in this area of the law and so if you think you may have a claim please do call us sooner rather than later.

What do I do if I think that a will or estate needs to be disputed?

Call us for a no obligation FREE consultation.

How do I pay?

Some cases may be suitable for a No Win-No fee agreement. If not, we will advise you of the likely costs before you commit yourself.

How we can help in getting you the outcome you deserve

What we offer at Nash & Co is different to other law firms.  This includes:

  • A proven track record for getting proper results for our clients.
  • No under settling your claim to get you out of the door (we work on quality not quantity).
  • A personal service by a fully qualified solicitor (no call centres here).
  • Direct email and telephone access to your solicitor.
  • Returning your calls and emails without delay.
  • Knowledge of the right experts and barristers to assist with your case

What do I do next?

Even if you are unsure whether you have a claim or not, we offer a free, no obligation, and confidential consultation.  Either telephone the number at the top of this page or follow this link to complete an online enquiry and we will call you back.

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