If you're unhappy with the outcome of a Will after a person's death, you may have grounds to contest it. The death of a loved one can be a difficult and stressful time, sometimes heightened if there has been complications with a Will. At Forbes Solicitors, our team of specialist Dispute Resolution solicitors are able to provide expert advice and assist with a legal dispute.
There are a number of reasons why you might wish to contest a Will and it can become a distressing situation whilst going through the grieving process. A Will is only legally valid if the signature of the deceased has been witnessed by at least two people, who will then also have to provide a signature. Problems may arise in terms of when or how the witnesses were involved with the signing of the Will, which could then potentially lead to a dispute.
Other reasons why you may want to enquire about contesting a will include:
It's essential you are aware of your rights if you are considering contesting or defending a Will. The person who is eligible to contest a Will depends on the circumstance of the situation, with the following commonly coming forward to raise a dispute:
Due to the complex nature of this area of law, it's advised that legal assistance is sought if you're thinking of contesting a Will. Forbes Solicitors are able to provide high-quality advice and assistance in regards to whether you have possible grounds for contesting a will, as well as ensuring that you are supported throughout the entirety of the case.
Contesting a Will
Associate Ben Wilson has joined Forbes Solicitors specialising in disputes arising from contesting Wills,…