Challenging or disputing a Will
The general position is that the law does not interfere with how people choose to dispose of their property and money when they die. However, the law does provide protection if a dependant is cut out of a Will, or is left less than expected. Our experienced team can help you with your Will dispute or inheritance dispute.
Inheritance disputes – Wills
The Inheritance (Provision For Family And Dependants) Act 1975 allows you to claim against a deceased person’s estate if:
- You were financially dependant on the deceased
- Inadequate financial provision has been made for you by the deceased
- You claim within the specified time limits
- You fall into a specified category of claimant such as a surviving spouse, civil partner, child or cohabitee
The other common grounds for an inheritance dispute are if you do not accept the validity of a Will, on grounds such as:
- You want to challenge the mental capacity (testamentary capacity) of the deceased when they made the Will
- You want to challenge the proper execution or interpretation of a Will
- You believe there was another agreement with the deceased before death relating to the disposal of their estate
We have substantial experience in all areas of Will and inheritance disputes and can advise on the merits of your claim, as well as how to fund it and the risks associated with claiming.
Our team specialises in these claims and includes members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
"'A strong regional practice', Nelsons Solicitors Limited handles a broad range of trusts and probate litigation, including claims under the Inheritance Act, will disputes and capacity issues.”Legal 500
Inheritance disputes solicitors
Please contact us to discuss how our specialist team might be able to act on your behalf in a Will dispute or inheritance dispute.