Disputes sometimes arise when someone dies and these can be particularly fraught and complicated, particularly at a time when emotions are already running high.
We are one of the firms that have particular expertise in this area and are able to help you through this difficult time.
When someone dies there is always the potential for a dispute to arise in relation to the assets they leave behind even where a Will has been made. This is known as contentious probate. Emma Hardwidge of RLE Law is a member of the professional body ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists). Whether you are a Claimant, Trustee, Beneficiary or Personal Representative our contentious probate team has the professional experience and expertise to assist you through this extremely complicated process.
We are able to deal with the following claims:-
- Rightful ownership of property.
- The negligent drafting of Wills.
- The removal of Executors.
- Dispute between Personal Representatives and claims challenging the validity of Wills.
- Applications to the Court of Protection.
We have seen an increasing number of disputes when someone dies and getting the correct advice at a very difficult time was important.
We have particular experience in the following:-
- Disputes between Personal Representatives including applications to remove an Executor.
- Claims challenging the validity of the Will on the grounds of:-
- Undue influence.
- Lack of knowledge and approval.
- Lack of testamentary capacity and fraud and forgery.
- Applications and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 acting for both Claimants and Defendants.
- Claims in relation to the negligent drafting or administration of estates.
- Applications to appoint deputies, establish capacity or make a Statutory Will.