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Will disputes + contesting a Will
Losing someone close to us is one of the most difficult things any of us will go through. It’s a stressful experience and one which is made more difficult when there’s an ongoing dispute over the Will.
Whilst it isn’t unusual for disputes to arise between family members, executors or beneficiaries of the Will, it is important that these issues are dealt with quickly. We can help you if:
- You’ve been cut out of a Will
- You’ve received less inheritance than expected
- You’re the child, partner or spouse of the deceased
- You were financially dependent on the deceased
- You’re concerned about the validity of the Will, or if you suspect the Will is forged
When can I challenge a will?
You can challenge a Will if you believe the deceased lacked mental capacity or were coerced into changing their wishes. We can also advise you if you’re defending a claim from someone who believes that they’re entitled to a share of the Will.
We can even help you if your loved has died without leaving a Will.
A Will is a legal document. If it’s drafted and executed correctly, your property, assets, money and personal belongings will go to the people you intended. However if it’s drafted incorrectly the Will can be challenged.
For practical help and advice, speak to our specialist Will dispute solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire about whether you have a valid contentious probate claim. Call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.