Contentious Probate Solicitors

contentious probate solicitors

The loss of a loved one can be a distressing time and issues that arise after their death are often difficult to deal with. These issues can include disputes over the way in which their estate is managed or distributed. A solicitor that specialises in contentious probate can help resolve these issues. More info here

The term ‘contentious probate’ is usually used to describe disputes over the interpretation or validity of a Will but it can also refer to claims where there is no Will or an intestate estate. Our expert team of solicitors can advise you on the best course of action for your claim.

Contentious Probate Litigation: What to Expect and How Solicitors Can Guide You

In recent years there has been an increase in people wanting to contest a Will. This could be due to a number of reasons, including more complex family arrangements, the coronavirus pandemic and the growth in homemade Wills which do not always meet the requirements for a valid Will.

A specialist contentious probate solicitor will be able to investigate, proof find and then assist you (or a group of clients) in order to determine and carry out the true last wishes of a deceased person. This will help to ensure that their assets and money are distributed to those who are entitled. Typically, the person or people who are bringing the claim will be responsible for their legal costs in running the case but we can help you to obtain a ‘Beddoe’ order which may reduce your liability for those costs.