Disputes involving inheritance or the validity of a will is in the UK classed as contentious probate. In basic terms, this is where there is disagreement about distribution of a person´s estate after they pass away.
If you feel the will didn't leave you what you deserve or were promised, or you have any concerns regarding the process of writing the will, you could have reason for contentious probate.
To make a claim you must fit into one of the following categories:
If one of the categories applies, you will need to show you have reasonable grounds to make claims. Reasonable grounds are:
It´s important that you seek swift advice and act quickly. At Churchers we know that dealing with these problems while grieving is difficult and can be painful, which is why our team is on hand to minimise stress for you. We aim to resolve contentious probate disputes quickly and cost effectively, and have significant experience in dealing with such matters.
We can also help you with Ordinary Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Decisions, and Wills. If you would like assistance with any of the above, please contact us.
Many thanks for your help and advice over the past months which have been extremely helpful.
J Ford - Gosport