The death of a loved one is always a distressing time. The stress of the situation can be increased further when the Will is challenged or claims are made against the estate.
When a person dies, their estate will be dealt with as detailed in their Will, or under the rules of intestacy if a Will does not exist. If you do not believe that a Will expresses an individual’s true wishes (for example, because they may have been unduly influenced), or that a Will may be invalid as it wasn’t signed correctly or the person lacked capacity, you may have grounds upon which to contest the Will.
If you have been left out of a Will or not properly provided for by the Will or intestacy, you may wish to consider a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
WILL DISPUTE SOLICITORS
When faced with a dispute, we believe that it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity, to address matters before the situation escalates further or your options are narrowed.
At an initial meeting, in person or remotely, a specialist solicitor will listen and help to assess your situation, advise on the strength of your case and discuss your options, to help achieve the best possible outcome for you. You can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care on which our leading reputation is based, however you decide to work with us.
Our solicitors will always provide clear and up to date information on the anticipated timescales and costs and help to carefully manage both aspects on your behalf.
We are highly experienced in pursuing and defending Will, Trust and inheritance disputes through litigation and in the courts, but also recognise the demands that unresolved disputes can place on you and will work to help you avoid the need for litigation wherever possible.
EXPERIENCED WILL, TRUST AND INHERITANCE DISPUTE SOLICITORS
Disputes over a deceased person’s estate are unpleasant, but sadly they do happen. Large and complex estates can present even more challenges, and it’s vital you have the experts on your side.
Our team has resolved some of the country’s most high-profile disputes and are particularly experienced with the unique challenges of estates where there is rural property involved, or assets are held in different countries under multiple jurisdictions.
We also work with our network of international lawyers and experts to help navigate foreign laws and procedures.
We understand that this is a sensitive matter, often involving close family and loved ones. At every stage we’ll strive to make sure your claim goes as smoothly as possible, and reaches the best resolution.
Whether you are making or defending a dispute against a Will or estate, our experienced and friendly team can help.
How Madison Legal Can Assist
Our dispute Solicitors have considerable experience in advising on and conducting different types of disputes. If you have a potential claim or are facing a potential dispute matter, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice, send us an e-mail. Alternatively, contact us via LinkedIn.