Unfortunately disputes do sometimes arise after the death of a loved one.
It is possible to contest the validity of a Will if you consider that the person did not have the capacity to make the Will, did not know or approve of its contents or was being unduly influenced. Even if you are satisfied that the Will is valid or the person who has died did not make a Will at all, you may be able to apply to the Court for reasonable provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 if you consider that insufficient provision has been made for you in the Will or under intestacy rules.
The role of executor (or administrator) is an onerous one, and there are rules that must be followed. If an executor does not administer an estate correctly, then they may be personally liable for any losses of the estate. It is possible to remove the executor from the position and replace them with someone else.
Whatever the issue, our team has the knowledge and experience to handle any disputes that may arise and deal efficiently and sensitively with such cases to achieve the best outcome for all concerned.
If you want to make or defend a claim against an estate, then we can advise on the strength of your case and the best way forward.