Contentious Probate/Disputed Wills

In some cases, disputes can arise over the contents of a Will or the administration of an estate; these matters are sometimes referred to as ‘Contentious Probate’ matters.

We have acted on behalf of Executors, Administrators, beneficiaries and dependants in relation to such disputes We realise that a dispute concerning a Will or and estate is a very sensitive matter and we try to ensure that a settlement is reached before matters proceed to court. However, should a settlement not be possible we will act on your behalf in any court proceedings that may be issued.

A dispute concerning a Will or an estate could involve a number of issues including:

  • Capacity – did the person who made the will have capacity to make a Will?
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims – was everybody who should have been provided for included in the Will?
  • Challenges to the appointment of Executors
  • Obtaining accounts from Executors/Administrators

We have been advising the people of Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Wigan, Parbold, Burscough, Formby, Southport and throughout Lancashire, Merseyside and nationwide for over 200 years on probate disputes, disputes concerning Wills and Inheritance Act claims. Our specialist probate solicitors will be able to help you with your legal requirements.

If you would like assistance with a dispute concerning a Will or an estate please call us on 01695 574 201 or email Michael Prendergast.

If you require our Private Client, Wills & Estate Administration services please contact Michael Prendergast or call him at our office.

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