Disputes over Wills (Contentious Probate)

We have a team of experienced solicitors who can assist you if you have a query over a dispute over a will or how an estate is to be distributed. Please contact either Nick Thomas or Sherry Fard on 0208 680 5018 or email them on nick.thomas@atkinshope.co.uk or sherry.fard@atkinshope.co.uk  if you have a dispute or potential dispute you would like to discuss. Remember there are time limits to challenging a will and taking action so if you have concerns and would like an initial chat then please ring Nick or Sherry.

If you have a dispute about a will or about how your family member’s estate is to be distributed then it is important you obtain expert advice from a solicitor as soon as possible.

What is Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate in simple terms is where  there is a disagreement after someone has died about what happens to their estate i.e. the money, property and personal items that belonged to the deceased and that is left to be distributed after their death.

You may be concerned that your deceased family member did not leave you or another family member what they said they were going to leave or you may have concerns about the will and whether it was drafted correctly, whether it reflected the deceased’s wishes and also whether the deceased were well and able enough to make decisions about their estate.

If you have concerns about a will and/or the way the deceased’s estate was distributed then it is important that you seek professional help and legal advice. It is also important that you act quickly. Only certain family members can dispute a will or make a claim for part of the deceased’s estate and we will be able to advise you about this in your initial call.