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Can I Contest a Will? Expert Advice

Posted on July 13, 2021
Can I contest a Will

Did you know? Most people write a Will to ensure that they have control over who inherits their Estate when they pass away. However, there are sometimes people who disagree with the Will and wish to contest it. This may be for a variety of reasons.

  1. The Will may have been changed when the testator was old, frail or confused. There will therefore be a higher likelihood that the testator was not aware of what they were signing, or they signed under pressure from someone else. If contested, we may be able to prove that the Will is invalid.
  2. The Will could be fraudulent and therefore not made by the testator at all. If contested, we may be able to prove that the Will should not be relied upon.
  3. You may have made a sacrifice on the promise that you benefit from the estate but this was then not included within the Will. We may be able to challenge the Will on the basis that the promise was broken.
  4. The Will may leave disproportionate amounts to family members meaning you may receive less than expected.

If you think you have the grounds to challenge a Will, it is best to pursue these enquiries as soon as possible. If the Estate has already been distributed, challenging a Will is much harder. If you think you may have the grounds to contest a Will, we would like to hear from you.

Please call our specialist will team at Jefferies on 01702 443 488

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