Contested Probate: Disputing a Will

Losing a loved one or family member is always a difficult time, but this can become even more stressful if there is an issue with the contents of the Will or if there is a question over the validity of the Will.

We do understand how difficult it is to be dealing not only with the death of a loved one or relative, but also to be concerned and worried about contesting a probate claim. We can help to guide you through this difficult and complicated area of law and help to achieve the best outcome possible for you and your family.

H&H Legal are a firm of experienced solicitors located in Shrewsbury and have a strong Wills and Probate team who can provide you with proper, specialist advice on your prospects of success should you wish to challenge probate.

Who Can Make A Contested Probate Claim?

Anyone who has a genuine interest in the estate such as;

  • Husband or wife
  • Former Spouse
  • Civil partner
  • Dependent child or children (this will include children over 18)
  • Older child or children
  • Children, by marriage, who were treated by the person who died as their own (for example step-children or adopted children
  • A person who has been maintained immediately before the deceased passed away.

This is not an exhaustive list, but generally, you will tend to fall into one of the above categories.

People wrongly believe that if they are not a relative, then they are unable to claim. To find out if you are able to make a claim, contact HH Legal to find out.

Why Choose HH Legal?

There are so many law firms who do not specialise in specific areas of law, but here at HH Legal we have a strong Wills and Probate team who can provide you with proper, specialist advice on your prospects of success should you wish to challenge probate. We will use all of our years of experience to help you with your claim and although the law is complicated, we know how important it is for you to understand your position so we will always speak to you without using legal jargon and in plain and easy to understand language.

Our solicitors will take the time to understand your situation offer you clear and concise advice about your claim against the estate. We understand that it will be a difficult time for you personally, so we will be sensitive whilst remaining professional with you throughout.

Worried about costs?

We are prepared in the majority of cases to fund your case under a no-win no fee agreement. We will be able to assist in obtaining litigation insurance (commonly known as After the Event Insurance) on your behalf to ensure that your opponent’s legal costs, and any other court fees are paid should you be unsuccessful. Please contact H&H Legal on 0800 989 0090 to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced solicitors in Contested Probate.