Our specialist solicitors will guide you through the process, which can include:
- Entering any necessary protective entry or search at the Probate Court in order to protect your position.
- Obtaining relevant evidence such as copies of the Will, medical notes, statements from relevant witnesses.
- Writing a detailed Letter of Claim setting out your case including, where appropriate, providing relevant documentary evidence, making reference to Alternative Dispute Resolution (such as mediation) and requesting confirmation that the Estate will not be distributed until the issues raised in the Letter of Claim are either resolved by agreement or by Court Order.
- Reviewing and discussing with you the Letter of Response to the claim.
It is important to know that a contentious probate claim must be made within 12 years after the death of the deceased or 12 years from the date that a person is eligible to bring the contentious probate claim. There are also some circumstances in which a contentious probate case can be shorter. This could involve a civil dispute or an instance that involves medical negligence.
Why Choose Keoghs?
Led by John Gorner, our contentious probate solicitors in Manchester, Altrincham, and Stockport have years of experience, which enables us to guide you through the process with the least amount of disturbance possible. As such, we have gained a leading reputation for resolving these kinds of disputes over our near 300-year history.
If you are making or defending a contentious probate claim, fill in our online form or call 0161 928 9321 today to speak to a member of our team.
We provide a bespoke high quality professional service. It is therefore important that we see our clients in person both at the start of the case and from time to time thereafter. Due to logistical and time constraints for both clients and ourselves, as a general rule most of our clients are based in the North West including Cumbria and the Peak District, North Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.