Contesting a Will or an Inheritance

If you believe there is something wrong with a Will or that you have been unfairly denied an inheritance then it is important that you seek specialist advice.

Our Dispute Resolution Team in Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme & Alsager are here to give you help and advice as soon as possible, at what is already a very stressful and emotional time.

Challenging a Will

It is possible to challenge a Will if you can prove:

  • It was forged
  • It was written under undue influence
  • It was made by somebody without mental capacity
  • It is invalid

Our specialist Solicitors will be able to quickly consider your concerns and any evidence you have, to give you an early advice on whether you have a valid claim.  At an already difficult time we believe it is important that you are given a realistic view on the prospects of succeeding in a challenge.

Denied an Inheritance

If you believe that you were to be a beneficiary under a loved one’s Will, only to discover that this was not the case after their death, you may be able to challenge this under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

Some family members and other people who were financially dependent upon the deceased may be entitled to claim from the deceased’s estate.

Whether or not a claim is likely to succeed depends on the individual circumstances.  Our specialist Solicitors are on hand to discuss your claim and advise on its prospects of success.

Strict time limits apply to claims under the 1975 Act and it is vital that you get advice as soon as possible.

If you wish to contest a Will or an Inheritance please do not hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members on 01785 252377 for Stafford, 01782 987551 for Newcastle-under-Lyme,  or 01270 446260 for Alsager.