Specialists in Will disputes and inheritance claims
The number of people contesting Wills has risen sharply over the last few years as family life becomes ever more complicated. We understand how devastating it can be to be left out of a Will or to not inherit the expected amount. It is not just the loss of any inheritance but also the thought that a loved one such as a parent actually decided to cut you off or leave you far less than you were expecting.
More and more people are choosing to spread their wealth when making a Will, even at the risk of causing a family dispute. This has led to an increase in the number of people prepared to mount a legal challenge.
There are many reasons why you might want to make a legal challenge and they include:
- If the Will does not provide for everyone it should have provided for
- The Will was not the last Will made by the deceased
- The deceased did not intend to make a Will
- If the Will was not properly signed and/or witnessed
- The deceased was not of sound mind
- The Will has been revoked and is no longer legal
- If the deceased did not have proper legal advice when making the Will
- The deceased did not know or approve the contents of the Will
- The Will has been forged or tampered with
- The deceased made the Will under duress or undue influence
If you are thinking about contesting a Will or making an inheritance claim you must act fast especially in relation to making an inheritance claim. There are strict time restrictions for making an inheritance claim. Any claim must be made within 6 months of the Grant of Probate and preferably within 6 months of the death.