Contentious Probate

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‘Contentious probate’ is the term given to any dispute that is related to the execution of the will or the estate of a deceased person. This could include disputes over the value placed on the deceased’s assets, how their will has been interpreted or beneficiaries who may be feuding and want to contest the will.

When a loved one passes away it is a sad and sometimes harrowing time for those they leave behind.

Contesting a will is never a choice made lightly and it is often done so in highly emotional circumstances that require a high level of legal expertise and sensitivity from the solicitor dealing with the matter.

Here at Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell & Harris Solicitors we aim to give the best service to our clients while being sensitive to the delicate issues that can surround a contentious probate claim.  A persons will is an extremely important document and the executors of the will have a number of strict legal duties and may be personally liable for any mistakes made.

Sometimes however there are causes for concern in the execution of a will or even the circumstances in which the will was made. For example, there may have been reason to believe the deceased was not fully in control when the will was written.

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If you can relate to any of the above, or feel you are in a position where you may need to contest a will or the administration of an estate, then you can call us to find out exactly what course of action you need to take next.

Our team of inheritance solicitors will be on hand to discuss your concerns and to let you know if you have a case to pursue. As a sensitive and experienced company, we approach our clients with the attitude of a family firm and with over 280 years of service in this field, we can offer you confidence in our abilities to give you the best help available in your area.

We cover the North West of England and Wales, Staffordshire and Cheshire and can offer an initial free consultation in person or by telephone. Call us on 0161 928 9321 for all issues regarding inheritance, probate, wills and estates for your free consultation.

It is important to remember that contesting a will has to be done within a rigid time frame, often within six months of the ‘grant of probate’, so try not to delay if you are considering legal action.

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