Contesting a Will or Probate

Losing someone you love or someone you were close to is extremely difficult to come to terms with. You may find this even more upsetting if they have failed to make a provision for you in their Will.

We do understand that you are trying to grieve, along with contending with the hurt and anger you are feeling about your exclusion from the Will. We can help you to understand your legal position and to decide if you would like to contest the Will.

Who Can Contest Or Challenge A Will?

There are rules about who can legally challenge a Will. You have to be one of the following people to be able to contest.

  • Husband or wife
  • Former husband or wife
  • Civil Partner
  • Children, including adult’s
  • Step children or adopted children
  • Anyone who has been supported by the deceased for 2 years prior to their death

You need to think carefully about any legal challenge you make as this is likely to cause repercussions within your family.There is no truth that only a relative has a legal claim against a Will. No matter what your circumstances are, you should contact us today to discuss whether you are able to contest the Will.

Why Choose HH Legal?

Whilst there are many law firms who deal with Wills and Probate, not all of them offer the expertise that we do in Will disputes. It is really important that you have a law firm with experience specifically in Will challenges and disputes, as this will give you the best possible chance of success.

We will take the time to understand your circumstances so we can give you a good idea of whether you have a successful claim. We also want you to feel comfortable with us and happy to instruct us to represent you too. As a result, we offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to establish all of these details.

We want you to clearly understand your claim, so we won’t use legal jargon at all, just plain language.

Worried About Costs?

You may be worried about what it will cost to make a challenge against a Will, but there are a number of ways you will be able to fund this. You can read more on our costs page, but remember you can contact us now for Free Initial Advice on your claim, with no obligation.