When a loved one dies, it can be an emotionally draining and difficult process. Organising the distribution of the estate alongside coping with your grief, is incredibly challenging; when inheritance and probate disputes arise, it can make the situation even more demanding. Luckily, there are probate solicitors who can help guide you through the process with empathy and compassion.
Here at Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham, we can represent both executors dealing with inheritance claims or loved ones who wish to make a claim against the estate. We understand how difficult this process may be, so we will always work with your best interest in mind, presenting you with the result you need as efficiently as possible. If you’re looking to challenge the distribution of an estate, read our latest article below.
There are several reasons why someone may wish to stop a grant of probate from being issued, and why they may want to stop executors distributing the assets. This can involve problems with the drafting of the will or non-compliance with the requisite formalities, which can significantly impact the probate process once an issue has arisen. A claim might arise through an allegation that the deceased lacked the necessary mental capacity when making the will, or that they were under undue influence, or that the will was forged. If you would like to find out more about common will disputes, please read our previous article here.
When you make a claim against the distribution of an estate, it can take time, but with the right legal advice, you can get the result you need as efficiently as possible. Here at Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham, we have years of experience in handling contentious probate cases, implementing effective alternative dispute resolution to keep your claim out of court wherever possible. To find out more about our services, please visit us here.
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
When a deceased person names their executors and beneficiaries, it is common that some people may feel that they were entitled to financial provisions from the estate. Some individuals may be more successful than others when making a claim. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is the statute governing such disputes.
If you had a sufficiently close relationship with the deceased such as that of a spouse or child, and you were not provided for in the will, you may be entitled to claim financial provisions. Other claimants might include those who were financially dependent upon the deceased prior to their death. Our civil litigation solicitors can help you with this. Following a free initial consultation, our probate solicitors can assess your claim and decipher the best course of action to get you the results you need as soon as possible.
How We Can Assist
With extensive knowledge and experience concerning inheritance disputes, our probate specialists will always work to keep your case out of court, implementing dispute resolution and gathering the necessary evidence needed to make your claim air-tight.