In what circumstances can I contest a Will?
The loss of a relative, or someone you have relied upon both emotionally and financially, can have a devastating effect on you. This difficult period can be further compounded if you feel that your loved one has not adequately provided for you in their Will, or you have concerns as to the validity of the Will in general.
There are several ways in which a Will can be contested:
- The Will can be judged invalid due to concerns relating to matters such as Incapacity, Duress and Fraud and set aside altogether
- There can be a dispute over what is intended in the Will so that some, or all of the bequests made may fail
- Someone who was dependant on the deceased prior to their death can make a claim to the court if they feel the Will does not adequately provide for them.
How can JWK Solicitors help me?
If you want to question the validity of a deceased's Will, or you are an Executor or Administrator of a disputed Will, then you need to obtain advice from a solicitor as soon as possible.
The team at JWK Solicitors can provide comprehensive advice you about your rights under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act and help you make a claim against the deceased's estate under the Act.
We have a wealth of experience, with a number of clients including surviving spouses, cohabitees of more than two years and civil partners, who have successfully been awarded a 'Fair Share' of the deceased's estate. Ex-wives and ex-husbands are also entitled to contest the Will and bring a claim, so long as they have not remarried.
How much will it cost for me to make a claim?
We offer a range of funding options to help you pay for the cost of your claim, including ‘No Win – No Fee’ arrangements.
Speak to one of our team to get full details on the scheme and find out if you are eligible, or visit the Funding section of our website to find out more.
JWK can help you. Get in touch today
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