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Will Disputes and Contentious Probate Claims
Quite often a deceased can pass away not having made sufficient provision for those left behind and the only remedy is to apply to the court for it to consider whether the assets of the deceased need to be redistributed. This will usually mean an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and we are able to advise whether such a claim has any real prospect of success and to make any application that may be necessary to the court in the event that it does.
Furthermore on occasion there may well be questions about the mental capacity of a deceased at the time that they made their Will or whether they might have been subject to undue influence when considering who to benefit after death. We are able to advise you as to whether any such claim has any merit and should be made. We can also assist in defending any such claims on behalf of beneficiaries of the estate and provide advice at each stage of the process.