What Reasons Can I Contest Probate?

Making the decision to contest probate will be a difficult and emotional one for you. It may be that there are family disagreements and arguments about what you have decided to do, but ultimately you have to ensure that there is a legal starting place for you to contest probate.

There are a number of different reasons that may be of concern to you, such as:

  • The Will was changed just before the person died
  • The Will was handwritten
  • There were unknown witnesses to the Will
  • Dependants were excluded
  • The Will favours one sibling over another

All of these factors may mean that you are able to challenge probate, but you should make sure that you get independent legal advice as soon as possible from a solicitor who is experienced in Wills and Probate law. It is important to get this advice so that you do not miss any deadlines if you do have a valid challenge to probate.

HH Legal will be able to tell you where you stand and whether your reasons are enough to make a legal challenge.

Why Choose HH Legal?

We are an experienced law firm who regularly helps clients with complicated legal challenges around wills, estates and probate, just like you. We will ensure all of our expertise and knowledge come together to achieve the best outcome possible for you in your particular circumstances.

Probate law is a difficult and complex subject, but it is vitally important that you have all of the facts before making a decision about whether you will go ahead and contest probate. We know how crucial this is, and it is exactly why we never use legal jargon, only plain and simple language when discussing your legal situation with you.

We will offer you a free initial discussion with us so that we can discuss in detail your legal position and so that you can get to know us and be sure that you do want to progress with your claim and that you want us to represent you too.

There are a number of funding options open to you and we will be happy to discuss these with you fully, or in some circumstances we may be able to offer you a fixed fee arrangement.

Whatever your circumstances, it won’t cost you a penny to speak to us so contact us today and we will do all we can to help you.