When you lose a loved one it is a very difficult time. Whilst you are grieving, someone will be expected to carry out certain duties on behalf of your loved one. This includes financial matters of inheritance. Sometimes inheritance disputes arise. This is referred to as “contentious probate.”
If your loved one made a will then they would have appointed “Executors”, whose job it is to make sure the requirements in the will are carried out. This includes passing on money and property to “Beneficiaries”.
Problems can occur when people make more than one will, beneficiaries cannot be traced, dependents/family members are excluded from a will, or the person did not leave a will.
When this happens it is important to act straight away and seek legal advice. You only have 6 months from the date of the “Grant of Probate” to make a claim against a will. Otherwise, the estate may be distributed without taking your claim into account.
Our expert solicitors have considerable experience dealing with inheritance disputes and contentious probate. We can provide you with practical advice and swift, robust action, where necessary. We can also offer fixed fees so you know exactly how much it will cost you.