Contentious Probate

Contentious Probate

Probate is the name for the legal processes that arise when someone dies. If they died without a will - or if that will is disputed in any way – you may need help to make sure everything is handled fairly.

NJS is here to help you through these difficult times. There can be understandably strong emotional responses in these situations. You can rely on us to provide calm, reliable advice. 

For your probate and related legal issues, simply ask Nicholson Jones Sutton

Contentious Probate 

Losing a loved one is hard – problems with how their estate is being handled can make it even harder 

You may encounter difficulties with the way the will is interpreted, the way the assets are valued or disagree with the other beneficiaries. You may feel that the estate has been mismanaged by the executors  

If you feel that a loved one’s estate is not being managed properly we can help you contest probate. Our specialist solicitors are experts at resolving disputes

We can also help where there is no will and you want to challenge how the estate has been divided up 

A person’s legacy is a significant thing and it is important to know that it’s being handled in a way that’s fair to those inheriting and without damaging the value

Contact us now to speak to one of our specialist team

Inheritance Act Claims 

If you were financially dependent on someone who has died and they didn’t leave a will or you were left out of the will or you have not been left as much as you need you may be able to make a claim under the Inheritance Act for financial provision

You have 6 months to make the claim starting from the date probate was granted so you must act without delay

We offer a no win no fee service for Inheritance Act claims – whether you are making a claim under the Inheritance Act or defending one we can help. Contact us to speak to one of our specialist team now 

Contesting a Will

If you have been left out of a will, haven’t been left as much as you expected or think the will is wrong in some other way you might be able to contest it

Contesting a will can feel daunting but our specialist team of Solicitors are here to support you through the process. We can also help you if you are an Executor defending against a will dispute 

You can contest a will if the will is invalid in some way perhaps the person making the will lacked mental capacity or was improperly influenced by another person or perhaps the will was not properly signed and witnessed or perhaps you think the will has been forged

If you are thinking about contesting a will it is important to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Our team of experts can help you. Contact us now to discuss whether you may have a claim. Our specialist Solicitors will discuss your options with you in a FREE initial consultation. 


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