We are able to provide knowledge and support on a wide range of dispute cases and we work on a No Win No Fee basis.
Whether you are ready to start a dispute or you would just like a free conversation with a solicitor, we have trained advisors on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.
Why Choose Us?
Fixed Fee Lawyers
We offer fixed fees for Wills, Probates & Lasting Power Of Attorney. Our Inheritance department covers all aspects of preparing wills and dealing with a person's assets after they have died.
Our experienced solicitors are experts at dealing with inheritance disputes effectively and efficiently.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert solicitor who will be there every step of the way.
The Inheritance Experts work with leading wills and probate solicitors to resolve inheritance disputes with the minimum stress in the shortest possible time. Whether you are challenging a will or you are the executor of an estate where probate is being contested, our lawyers have the specialist knowledge and experience needed to obtain a positive result.
Why Contest a Will?
There are several reasons you may want to challenge a will. The first is if you feel you were unfairly treated or overlooked in the distribution of an estate’s assets. It may be that you received less than you believe you are entitled to, or because money or an item you were promised was not allocated to you when the will was drawn up.
Other reasons wills can be challenged are if:
- The will was negligently drafted, signed, or witnessed
- The will is believed to be fraudulent or counterfeit
- The testator was under undue pressure to sign
- The testator did not have the mental capacity to sign a legal document, or did not understand what they were signing
If you believe you were unfairly excluded or provided for in a will, talk to The Inheritance Experts for legal advice about making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This law was written to provide for people who were financially dependent on a person who has died, but who were not left adequate provision in the will. These people can include the spouse, unmarried partner, or children of the testator.
An example of a successful challenge involved an unmarried couple who had been living together for six years. The deceased had never changed their original will, which nominated their ex-spouse as the primary beneficiary of the estate. After negotiation and mediation, the partner received payment to recognise their financial situation without their claim going to court.
Inheritance Disputes and the Law
We always advise clients to contact us at the earliest opportunity. There are strict statutory timelines for challenging a will. It is best done before probate is issued as, once probate is granted, there is only a six month period to make a claim.
Making a legal challenge can be complicated, particularly when you may be coping with painful emotions like grief, betrayal and anger. Our inheritance solicitors will handle your claim with sensitivity and respect while protecting your best interests and ensuring the legal process is followed in a fair and timely manner.
Some clients worry that they will face a lengthy court case. While it is true that some inheritance disputes are heard in court, many are resolved through mediation and negotiation. Your lawyer not only represents your legal rights, but they also act as a buffer between you and the other party and minimise the risk of disputes caused by heightened emotions and personal accusations.
Most claims can be finalised without litigation. If a claim cannot be resolved through alternative dispute resolution, then the solicitor acting on behalf of the party contesting the will will submit the case to court where it can take between 12 and 18 months to finalise.
No one knows better than our solicitors that financial disagreements can cause lasting damage among once-loving family members. It is always better to obtain expert legal advice than to assume your rights will be respected, so contact The Inheritance Experts today and find out how we can help you.