Contentious Probate

Contentious Probate

Issues can arise whether the deceased made a Will or not. Disagreements can occur as to a deceased’s intentions and whether suitable provision has been made for dependants.

Coping with the aftermath of losing a loved one is distressing and when faced with a dispute regarding their wishes, it can be difficult to know where to turn for guidance.

At Kirwans, we can offer expert advice on all contentious probate and inheritance dispute issues and provide you with the support and legal advice you need to resolve matters as effectively as possible.

We are on hand to advise you on the various legal implications that need to be considered where you are looking at:

• Wishing to lodge a Caveat to prevent the distribution of an Estate;
• Contesting a Will;
• Defending a contested Will dispute;
• Concerned over how a trust or an Estate is being run;
• Concerned about Executors or Administrators’ duties;
• Wishing to make a claim for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 or to defend such.

There can also be very strict time limits with the above so you need advice quickly. At Kirwans, we take a proactive approach and appreciate the urgency you may face. We are here to advise you every step of the way.

Our areas of expertise include:
• Will and Probate Disputes;
• Contesting Wills made where the deceased may have lacked mental capacity, was unduly influenced or if the Will was not validly executed;
• Inheritance Act and Financial Dependency Claims;
• Proprietary Estoppel;
• Promissory Estoppel.

To find out more about our services, contact Paul Barnes, Head of Dispute Resolution (Civil and Commercial) on 0800 525 035 or complete our online enquiry form.

Concerned about legal fees?

We recognise that, while you want the very best in legal representation, you also need to manage your legal fees.

Our team will openly advise on the financial implications of legal action and will discuss the funding choices and options available to you based on your circumstances.

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