As skilled litigators, the lawyers of Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham Hill are well-placed to advise clients on probate, inheritance and will disputes when they arise; for example, when a will is challenged, or if someone makes a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Our probate dispute solicitors in London can help analyse your case and get you the results you need as efficiently as possible.
This is a complex area of law where clients’ emotions often run high. It involves the delicate balancing of competing interests. We act both for executors facing challenges to a will and for individuals who wish to make a claim against an estate of a family member or loved one. If you wish to stop a grant of probate from being issued, we have vast experience in dealing with contentious probate disputes and can implement alternative dispute resolution to keep your case out of court wherever possible.
Protecting The Value Of An Estate When There Is A Dispute
We work closely with personal representatives and potential beneficiaries involved in probate disputes. Our priority is always to ensure that the assets of an estate are not diminished unnecessarily through long, drawn-out legal action. There are two aspects to our work in this area:
- Handling claims by beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries
- Acting for personal representatives who face a claim against the estate
How Can You Challenge The Distribution Of Estate Assets?
Challenges to an estate can be made on a number of grounds, including:
- That the deceased lacked the mental capacity to properly execute his or her will
- That the will was superseded by a later will
- That the will is unclear
- That the deceased was under undue influence when making the will
- If a sufficiently close relationship existed between the deceased and the claimant, there is the possibility of making a claim under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act, 1975.
Whether you believe you have been unfairly excluded from sharing in the estate of a deceased loved one or you are responsible for administering an estate that is the subject of a claim, our team of probate dispute solicitors in London will sensitively guide you through the legal process. We offer a no-obligation consultation to discuss your circumstances and to advise you on the merits of initiating a claim. No matter the extent of the contentious trust or probate dispute you’re experiencing, we have experience in dealing with a wide range of cases, providing effective legal advice.
Contact Our Probate Dispute Solicitors
If you are seeking advice on a probate dispute, contact our probate dispute solicitors in London online or by phone on 0208 769 6739 or complete the online form. We will respond promptly to your enquiry.