Contentious Wills, Trusts and Probate Manchester

Losing a loved one is always very difficult. It can be even more stressful and upsetting if you feel that the wishes of the person you have lost are not being accurately reflected after their death, with regard to their Will, the probate process or any trusts they may have created before they passed away.

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This can be further complicated because disputes that arise over things like Wills, trusts and probate will often involve family members having an opposing view, which can be a very difficult situation to navigate, both practically and emotionally.

Having the specialist support offered by experienced probate solicitors in the Manchester area can make a big difference to this kind of dispute, because we have in-depth knowledge of the grounds needed to challenge contentious Wills, trusts or probate and can give you the expert assistance and advice needed at every stage.

Get in touch with our team today for more information if you're looking for help with contentious Wills, trusts or probate in the Manchester region. Call us on 0800 689 3607.

What is a contentious Will, trust or probate?

What is a contentious Will, trust or probate?

If you feel that there is something wrong with the Will or trust set up by a loved one who has since passed away, or you don't agree with the way that probate is being managed, this can cause disputes, which is what makes the trust, Will or probate contentious.

If you want to challenge a contentious probate in Manchester or elsewhere in the country, you will need to take expert legal advice to ensure that you have valid grounds and evidence to do so. The specific legal challenge that you may be able to make will vary, depending on the circumstances of your situation, but they may include (and are not limited to) things such as:

  • If you believe that an executor or trustee is being negligent in their duty

  • If the Will or trust seems not to match the wishes of the deceased

  • If the Will or trust seems, muddled, vague or ambiguous, with room for different interpretations

  • If mistakes were made with the legal aspects of the Will or trust, potentially making them invalid

  • If the deceased lacked the capacity to make these kinds of decisions at the time that the Will or trust was created

  • If you believe that the deceased was unduly influenced by someone when they made the Will or trust

  • If you are a dependent of the deceased and believe that you have been treated unfairly by the Will or trust.

How to challenge a contentious Will in Manchester

How to challenge a contentious Will in Manchester

If you want to challenge a contentious Will in the Manchester area, seeking expert legal advice should be the first course of action, to help you determine whether you have the necessary grounds to do so.

It can be a difficult decision to make, as you're already dealing with the loss of a loved one, but challenging contentious probate can help to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are more accurately reflected in the final outcome, which can help bring a sense of justice and closure.

As highly experienced contentious probate solicitors based in the Manchester region and operating nationwide, we can provide all of the specialist support you need at what can be a stressful time. We are accustomed to dealing with these kinds of complex scenarios and always approach every individual case with sensitivity and the utmost professionalism.

If you're considering challenging a contentious Will in Manchester or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with our team for more information about the next steps. Call us on 0800 689 3607, request a call back or enquire online.

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