Contest a Will

If you are looking to contest a Will, contact the experienced inheritance dispute solicitors at Trethowans. We’re here to provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need for a successful outcome.

Contesting a will

When a loved one passes away, it is an incredibly difficult time for all involved and can be made even more so if the Will needs to be contested. This could be for a number of reasons such as because you are not happy with how the executor is performing their duties, you aren’t fairly represented or even if you believe there has been foul play in the creation of the Will.

The dedicated inheritance solicitors at Trethowans, one of the South’s leading law firms, are among the best in the country and boast many years of experience successfully handling all aspects of contesting a Will. By utilising our understanding of the probate system and extensive knowledge of the law, we help you find the best possible outcome to the situation, whether you are contesting the will or defending a claim.

To learn more about how we can help you successfully contest or defend a Will, get in touch with Trethowans today on 0800 2800 421.

How to Contest a Will

As there are time constraints for challenging a Will, except in cases of fraud, it’s highly advisable to act straight away by seeking the advice of a qualified and experienced solicitor.

It’s important to remember that not everyone can contest a Will and not every reason will stand in court so the first thing your solicitor will do is ensure you have a valid and viable case. Next, your solicitor will submit a Caveat to the Probate Registry to stop Probate and the distribution of the estate until the dispute has reached a successful conclusion.

One of the things your solicitor will ask you to do is to provide evidence that supports your claim. This includes medical records, witness statements and documents from the deceased concerning the Will, depending on the circumstances of your individual claim.

At Trethowans, we believe in a calm and reasoned approach to all conflicts which is why we will endeavour to settle issues, such as contesting a Will, outside of court and through mediation. Not only can this method save you time and money, but it will also help keep stress and worry levels down and bring about a quicker resolution. However, if a satisfactory outcome cannot be reached through mediation your experienced Trethowans solicitor will represent you in court.

If you are seeking to contest a Will, arrange a consultation with one of the specialist probate solicitors at Trethowans today on 0800 2800 421. For your convenience, we have offices across the South, including Poole, Bournemouth, Winchester, Salisbury and Southampton.

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