There are several grounds on which you can contest a Will including:-
- lack of testamentary capacity
- undue influence or coercion
- lack of knowledge and approval
- failure to comply with the requirements of the Wills Act 1837, and
- forgery and fraud.
Seeking specialist legal advice at an early stage can help avoid unnecessary stress and the time and costs of having to go to Court. If you think you have grounds to contest a Will then it’s important to act fast, preferably before a grant of probate is obtained and the assets of the estate are distributed.
If you want to find out more about Contesting a Will contact one of our Wolverhampton based contentious probate solicitors now on 01902 577708.
Our experts will:
- review your options with you
- recommend the best course of action for you and your family
- clarify any costs that may be involved before you proceed
- work with you every step of the way to achieve the best outcome possible
As accredited CEDR mediators our contentious probate team can explore with you whether the dispute can be resolved by way of mediation, in order to avoid the time, costs and stress of litigation and to increase the prospects of maintaining family relationships which is often a real concern in these cases.