Contested Probate

What do we do?

The terms of a Will can cause distress. If there is no will, this is difficult too. Silks Solicitors can advise on any matter where a will or inheritance is in dispute.

When a loved one passes, leaving a will, very often, disagreement arises because of the terms of that will or because there are concerns that the testator didn’t have sufficient mental capacity to make a will. Disputes can arise about who or what is included or excluded and sometimes, whether there is a will at all. Naturally, emotions run high and the only way to sort things out is by seeking expert guidance. Silks can help you do things the right way, so you can have total peace of mind.

How we do it?

At Silks, our role is to offer calm, friendly and professional advice. If you dispute any part of a Will, or the entire estate, we can explain what your rights are. We do the same if it is being disputed by another party. Options, costs and timescales will be discussed before we start work for you. Disputing an estate is a complex area of law. In everything that we do for you, we will explain using the plainest language we can. It is our job is to ensure you feel completely at ease.

Will Disputes

Our specialist solicitors are experienced in challenging Wills and representing beneficiaries and/or Executors who are faced with a challenge to a Will.  Wills are commonly challenged on grounds that the testator didn’t have sufficient mental capacity to make a will due to them suffering from a mental illness such as dementia.  A Will can also be challenged if a third party puts pressure on the testator to make a Will or change it in their favour (known as duress).  We will always adopt a sensitive approach with compassion and professionalism to ensure that you receive cost-effective advice and assistance.

Call us on 0121 511 2233 to speak to one of our property experts. There’s no charge for our initial chat and with no hidden costs and our same day response promise, you can get answers to your questions quickly and easily.

Inheritance Act - Challenging an Estate

If a Will or estate where there is no Will, has not made sufficient provision for you when you might reasonably have expected to be provided for, our experts will advise you if a claim or challenge can be made.  We are also experts in advising beneficiaries and Executors where a challenge or claim is made by an individual who has not been provided for.

Call us on 0121 511 2233 to speak to one of our property experts. There’s no charge for our initial chat and with no hidden costs and our same day response promise, you can get answers to your questions quickly and easily.

Court of Protection

Our highly experienced Solicitors are experts in proceedings in the Court of Protection.  If a loved one lacks the ability or capacity to look after their affairs or finances we can assist in advising or applying to the court.  We are experts in applying for an individual or several persons to be appointed by the court to take responsibility for or control of the affairs and finances to protect the welfare and assets of a loved one who is unable to look after themselves.

We are always sensitive in our approach and will provide you with detailed advice on the procedures and costs involved so that there are no surprises along the way.

Call us on 0121 511 2233 to speak to one of our property experts. There’s no charge for our initial chat and with no hidden costs and our same day response promise, you can get answers to your questions quickly and easily.

I really appreciate the help Mark gave to me, I was at my lowest point when I spoke to him initially and he put my mind completely at rest. Thank you Mark.

Client

Karen gave us her very best knowledge on this case and helped through this difficult time.

Client

Thank you, I felt comfortable and at ease at all times. Again many thanks.

Client


Karen Silk

Karen Silk

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