There are many grounds for disputing a will or estate, often 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.
“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.”
Mike Shiers, Partner
What are the areas that can 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 our team at Nash & Co; we can advise you on many areas of inheritance such as inadequate provision through the intestacy rules, wills not properly executed including forged wills or those made under duress along with claims regarding lack of mental capacity or lack of knowledge of contents. We can also help with disputes that may arise with executors including their replacement along with disputes relating to property, identification and burial.
Am I eligible to dispute a will?
Application for disputing a will does not just apply to spouses, partners and children, there a number of different people who can apply, so if you are in doubt, call us and we can very quickly let you know if you are eligible. There are very short time limits in this area of the law, so if you think you may have a claim please contact us sooner rather than later. 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.
What should I do next?
Even if you are unsure whether you have a claim or not, we offer a free, no obligation and confidential consultation. Please contact us and speak to Mike Shiers who will be able to help you. Mike’s email address is [email protected] or you can call him on 01752 827025
We have a proven track record for getting the best results for our clients, through a personal service delivered by a fully qualified solicitor who will provide you with direct email and telephone access.