The terms of a Will can cause distress. If there is no will, this is difficult too, but you can get help.
When a loved one passes, leaving a will, very often, disagreement arises because of the terms of that Will; sometimes there are concerns that the deceased didn’t have sufficient mental capacity to make a Will. Disputes can arise about who or what is included or excluded, and even whether or not there is a will at all. Naturally, emotions can run high and the only way to sort things out is by seeking expert guidance. Talking to someone who has experience of dealing with these difficult disputes can give you peace of mind.
There a number of reasons for contesting a Wil including: testamentary capacity, lack of valid execution, lack of knowledge and approval, undue influence, fraudulent wills and forged wills, and rectification and construction claims. Disputing an estate is a complex area of law. A solicitor can advise you on whether or not one of these reasons is applicable to your situation. If you dispute any part of a Will, or the entire estate, your solicitor can explain what your rights are; likewise if it is being disputed by another party.
Our specialist solicitors at Silks 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 (deceased) 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 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.