Inheritance Disputes Solicitors
The aftermath of losing a loved one is always a difficult period. Fraught with emotion and stress, this time can be made harder if the Will is disputed or contested. If inheritance disputes have arisen and you need legal advice to help you move forwards, we can help.
Inheritance disputes can become acrimonious rapidly, so it’s best to engage the services of an expert solicitor at an early stage. This can help you to avoid lengthy litigation and expensive court proceedings.
“We know that when someone close to you dies, the last thing you want to think about is who gets what share from the estate. However, not dealing with this type of issue can mean that a loved ones’ assets go to someone who they never intended to benefit from their years of hard work or it doesn’t provide properly for someone who is left behind who needs financial support.”
Mike Shiers, Partner
Legal advice for contesting a Will or estate
There are many grounds for disputing a Will or estate. Inheritance disputes often occur when people think that they should have been provided for more adequately under the will. They may have acted on the assumption that they were promised a share of the estate. In some cases, they may have had concerns about whether their loved one was of sound mind when they wrote their will or suspected someone may have been influencing them. They may have even discovered that the person who wrote the Will didn’t do it properly. In these cases, there may be grounds for a Professional Negligence claim.
There are a number of ways that you can dispute a will or estate. The best way to find out where you stand is to call our team at Nash & Co Solicitors. We can advise you on many areas of inheritance disputes such as:
- Inadequate provision through the intestacy rules
- Wills not properly executed (including forged wills or those made under duress)
- Claims regarding lack of mental capacity or lack of knowledge of the Will’s contents
- Disputes that may arise with executors, including their replacements
- Disputes relating to property, identification and burial
Application for disputing a will does not just apply to spouses, partners and children – there a number of different people who can apply. If you are in doubt, call us and we can very quickly let you know if you are eligible. There are short time limits in this area of the law, so if you think you may have a claim, contact an inheritance disputes solicitor sooner rather than later. Some cases may be suitable for a No Win-No fee agreement. If not, we will advise you of the likely costs before you commit.
Why choose Nash & Co Solicitors?
We have a proven track record for getting the best results for our clients and helping them to resolve inheritance disputes without resorting to litigation or court action. Our team pride themselves on delivering a thoroughly personal service, with clear and concise communication. You can be assured that your case will be handled by a fully qualified solicitor who will provide you with direct email and telephone access and regular updates.
If you’d like advice on resolving inheritance disputes, please contact us. Even if you’re unsure of whether you’ve got a claim, we’re happy to offer a free, no-obligation confidential consultation. You can reach Mike Shiers by phone on 01752 827025 or by email at [email protected].
You can also schedule a call back from any of our solicitors in Plymouth by submitting a request through our contact form.