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Will Disputes

The period following someone’s death is likely to be difficult and stressful whatever the circumstances, but it will be more so if there is a dispute about the contents of the deceased’s will.

For instance, it is possible for a family member to bring a claim against the deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 even if at first sight it appears they don’t have a right to do so.

Whether you are an executor of a will and want to resist such a claim, or a potential beneficiary who feels badly let down, you will almost certainly need sound legal advice and guidance. This is where we can help.

We have extensive experience in dealing with will disputes that arise either from a poorly drafted will or because someone feels they have not been properly provided for.

Every dispute is unique and every client has individual requirements and priorities. We believe that it is important for our clients to feel that their needs are being properly understood and we will always act robustly, but with sensitivity, in your best interests. Our aim is to settle matters on your behalf in the most advantageous and cost effective way. This occasionally means that a court hearing is unavoidable, but more often than not disputes can be resolved through mediation or other out-of-court settlements.

Please feel free to call us for an initial telephone discussion and we will advise you on the best course of action and the range of costing options available.

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