Contentious Probate

Unsure whether you have grounds to contest a Will? Clear up any confusion, talk to our experts & get the closure you deserve.

To discuss any concerns in confidence and learn how we can help to contest a Will, get in touch or call 0191 5666 500 for advice with no-obligation to start a case.

Sometimes something just doesn’t feel ‘right’ about a Will. It could be the way it’s written. The signature or the circumstances in which a Will was made or signed. Or the gifts that have been made. The Will might be unfair on financial dependents of the deceased.

No matter what your concerns may be, we can provide expert advice and outline every option available to contest a Will – including legal action.

To challenge a Will because it fails to make a reasonable financial provision, you must be a financial dependent, such as a child, spouse, civil partner, cohabiting partner, ex-spouse or partner who is yet to remarry.

Whoever you are and whatever circumstances you face, we are extremely experienced in dealing with a wide range of Contentious Probate situations.

Issues we can help with

  • Worries about a person knowing and approving a Will’s contents
  • Doubts about a person having the mental capacity to make a Will
  • Concerns about being under undue influence
  • Breach of trust disputes with Executors or other Beneficiaries
  • Failure to witness or sign the Will correctly
  • Claims a Will is fraudulent or forged
  • Issues getting a copy of the Will

Our honest & professional approach to Contesting a Will

Whenever there is a disagreement relating to a Will, it is often a distressing and stressful time for those who are affected.

You might feel aggrieved that a Will has not provided for you adequately, and want to challenge the decision. Perhaps you have received little or nothing under the Intestacy Rules. Or you might be the beneficiary of a Will that someone else is trying to contest.

Regardless of the situation you face, we have a wealth of experience dealing with all areas of Contentious Probates and will fully understand your position.

Discuss your concerns in confidence and benefit from professional advice you can trust. We will listen to your concerns and give you an honest assessment of the case –outlining the pros and cons of pursuing legal action.

We are always 100% clear about our charges and try to tell you the likely costs from the outset. By helping you to understand the process, you can then assess all your options and make an informed decision about what to do.

To find out more about challenging a Will, call 0191 5666500 to make an appointment or contact us to request a call back.

Trusted in law since 1834

  • Experienced Litigation Solicitors
  • Extensive legal knowledge & expertise
  • Appraise & review all possibilities
  • Assess costs, risks & prospects of success
  • Advise about best course of action
  • Protect your interests

Based in Sunderland – trusted across the North East & UK

We’re proud to put customer service at the forefront of everything we do. We listen carefully, analyse your case and work out the best course of action.

From our headquarters in Sunderland, we can quickly travel to anywhere in the North East. We also have a presence in Carlisle and represent people from across the UK, many of whom have been referred by previously successful clients.

Whatever the nature of your dispute, get in touch for a no-obligation and confidential discussion either in person or via video call.

Arrange a free consultation with our Contentious Probate specialists – get in touch or call 0191 5666500 today!

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