Contest a Will or Inheritance

Emeritus Legal can advise if you wish to contest a will or inheritance.

The death of a partner, parent or other loved one is one of the most difficult situations any of us has to face. But injustice or unfairness can make that much worse. Emeritus Legal can advise you if you have a dispute involving wills, trusts and estates

  1. Contesting a Will
  2. Facing a will dispute
  3. If you have concerns over the way a trust is being run
  4. You are a trustee faced with a possible dispute
  5. You are an executor or beneficiary involved in a contentious probate or inheritance dispute

Our will and inheritance services

  • Contentious Probate
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Trust Disputes

  • Contesting a Will
  • Court of Protection Disputes
  • Negligence in Wills

Do you have concerns over a Will? Is there an error in the Will?

These are the main areas of concern leading to injustice:

If you know or just suspect that things are not as they should be then please speak to us.

Do you think you have not been properly provided for?

You may have a valid claim if you have not been left anything or just not enough.

Broadly speaking, the immediate family of the deceased, including their partner if they were living together as husband and wife (or as civil partners), may be able to ask the Court to award them a fair amount if the deceased’s estate does not make reasonable financial provision for them.

If you feel you have not been properly provided for then you must make any application within 6 months of a grant of probate.
Please do not delay in speaking to us if you have any concerns.

Are you concerned the estate is not being dealt with properly or quickly enough?

The executor is the person appointed under the Will to make sure the deceased’s wishes in his will are carried out. If the executor is not doing that job properly, or with reasonable speed, of if there are concerns over his honesty, then you may be able to apply to the Court for a solution to the problem

You should take action as soon as you have any concerns.

Costs & Procedure.

Court procedures are complicated. But we can advise you in plain terms, without jargon, on :-

We can also advise you on the various ways you could fund the case, which could include :

We will talk you through all of the available options and help you to make the best decision for your particular situation.

The claim

If you then decided to pursue a claim then we would deal with every aspect for you … in a skilled, professional and sympathetic way. We value the close, personal service we provide to all our clients.

First meeting

Please contact us if you would like to talk to us about making a claim…. or just want to talk over any concerns you might have. Contact us today to arrange a meeting

Are you an Executor?

An Executor’s life is often not an easy one. As an experienced, long established probate firm we know the challenges, decisions and issues, executors face such as:-

Our litigation department just deals with litigation connected with probate litigation. Nothing else. So we have a highly focused expertise in this area. We can offer professional, understanding advice and representation to executors on any aspect of their role related to litigation

For any enquiries please give us a call on 029 20 567 836 or email us today.

You have our cast iron guarantee that in no circumstances will we ever act for your clients or encroach on your practice.

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