Wills & Estates Disputes
‘Probate’ is the term used to describe the legal process for confirming that a Will is valid or legitimate.
Where a person who is entitled to receive a gift under a Will or a person who should have received something has been left out of a Will then the granting of probate i.e. finding that a Will is valid, can be contested.
This is known as ‘Contentious Probate’ and is used to describe how any involved person can make sure that after a person dies their funds are passed to the right people in the right amounts. This can involve:
- Contesting, disputing or challenging a Will
- Removing an Executor or Trustee and stopping them from acting
- Increasing the amount that is to be received from a Will
- Making sure that where you were promised an item or money during that person’s life this is paid to you
- Defending a claim where you are an executor.
Have a look at our legal guides at the bottom of the page for more information.
Call Raleys Contentious Probate Team on 01226 211 111 for a FREE initial consultation so that you can make an informed decision on the next steps.
What should I receive from a will?
Contesting, disputing or challenging a will
Removing an executor or trustee
Defending or making a claim where you are an executor
Financial abuse of the elderly