The Law Society has recently provided some further guidance in cases where a Will is disputed.
If you’re leaving a will or a relative of yours has left a will, it could be open to being contested or challenged. The situations in which someone can challenge a will aren’t always straightforward.
In England there are only limited circumstances when you can challenge a will. These are:
– Because the will is invalid. For example, a person whose will it is was unduly influenced or coerced or because they did not have the mental ability to know what they were doing or because the will wasn’t signed or witnessed correctly.
– Because a family member wasn’t provided for. Spouses, civil partners, children and dependants can make a claim if they haven’t been left anything/enough in the will.
Have you been affected by any of the above? Our Probate Partner Rachel Damianou and Litigation Solicitor Shalish Mehta provide professional and sympathetic assistance. Call Rachel or Shalish on 0161 624 6811(Option 6) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We can advise you on the appropriate course of action and assist with any legal documents or proceedings that may occur.
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