The validity of a Will has an impact on whether or not an estate can be distributed in accordance to its contents. In some cases, you may need to dispute a Will if you are alarmed about its validity and in this instance, services from Forbes Solicitors can be of assistance. Our specialist Dispute Resolution team are experienced in this complex legal area, providing the level of legal support required to meet your needs.
An invalid Will usually surfaces after the death of an individual, causing additional issues for those who are going through the grieving process. The invalidity of a Will can also cause family feuds and problems before the estate is distributed; especially if someone disagrees with the contents of the Will.
There are a number of reasons why a Will can be void, such as:
The Court is able to correct or amend a Will if an application is submitted outlining the known problems. However, depending on the nature of the case and feelings towards the Will, a dispute claim may be raised against it. It's recommended that you seek legal support if you are raising a dispute against a Will in order to ensure you are fairly represented and get the end result you're hoping for.
At Forbes Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of Dispute Resolution solicitors who can provide you with expert legal advice if you are concerned about an invalid Will or have a contesting a will claim. We understand this may be a sensitive time for all involved, which is why we're committed to ensuring the process is as straightforward as possible.
If you are worried about whether a Will is invalid, don't hesitate to get in touch with Forbes Solicitors using our online form or by calling 0800 689 3206.
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