How To Contest Probate

Losing someone in any circumstances will be upsetting and difficult for you, but this may be made even more stressful and upsetting if you feel that you have been excluded from the Last Will and Testament of a family member or someone close to you.

In these circumstances, there is an opportunity for you to contest the Will or probate on certain grounds, but you do need to act quickly because the law has strict guidelines on how long an individual has to raise a dispute.

It is probably worth understanding what probate is, because this whole area of law is quite complex. Probate is a legal term which is used to describe the process when someone dies and encompasses ensuring their wishes are carried out if they have left a Will, any debts are settled and that the remaining estate is divided as they wished.

H&H Legal are a firm of experienced solicitors and located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

What Do I Need To Do If I Want To Contest Probate?

There are certain circumstances under which you may decide to contest probate and the time scales that you have to raise a dispute will change, depending on the reason for the dispute.

You may decide that you want to contest probate under the Inheritance Act, in which case you generally have 6 months from the date that probate was granted to make a claim. However, there are exceptions to that rule, and we would be happy to discuss them with you.

Alternatively, if there is reason to believe that there has been some type of fraud when preparing the Will, there is no time limit on this type of claim.

Due to the complicated nature of this type of legal dispute, it is really important that you seek independent legal advice from a specialist solicitor as early as you possibly can. This is will ensure that your dispute is raised within the correct timescales and can be dealt with as effectively as possible.

Why Should I Choose HH Legal To Contest Probate?

We can help to guide you through the complex nature of probate law and we will do all we can to give you a simple, but detailed overview of your situation and where you stand legally. Legal jargon is never used and we know that by using plain and simple language we can be sure that you completely understand your legal position.

Using all of our knowledge and expertise, we will do all we can to ensure that you achieve the best outcome possible in the circumstances and we will keep pushing forwards towards a resolution. It may be a difficult decision for you to make to contest probate, and the ramifications may be significant, but we will ensure that you can make this difficult decision armed with all of the facts.

You may be concerned about how much contesting probate will cost and we will discuss this with you in detail as there are options open for funding these types of claims. In some circumstances we may be able to offer you a fixed fee arrangement too.

Whatever your circumstances you should talk to us as we will be able to tell you quite quickly if you are able to claim and as we offer you a free initial discussion with us, what do you have to lose? To arrange an appointment with a solicitor please call 0800 989 0090 or email us. H&H Legal office is located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.