Wills and Estates Disputes

Known in the field as Contentious Probate, these disputes vary from inheritance disputes (including Inheritance Act claims), validity of wills, trust disputes and removing executors.

Inheritance disputes are rising. Around 1 in 4 estates are now disputed. Rushed wills drafted during covid lockdowns have only escalated the trend.

Sometimes, you may have little choice but to challenge the probate process if have concerns over the handling of an Estate . We appreciate the difficult nature of such a dispute and we approach matters with the care and sensitivity they deserve, offering the expertise you need to get the result you want.

At Gosschalks our team of specialists have years of experience dealing with such matters throughout the UK. We can put you in the best position possible if you wish to challenge a Will or contest an Estate. We are also able to offer you the specialist advice you need should you find yourself defending such a challenge. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

  • Contesting Wills

    Death is not always the end of the story. Sometimes you may have concerns about a Will. Perhaps you feel the person who has died did not have the relevant capacity to prepare a Will. Perhaps you feel that someone influenced their decisions regarding the legacies in their Will.

    We can advise you of the likelihood of a successful claim, investigate and obtain evidence on and if necessary make a court application on your behalf. If you are an Executor and are faced with someone contesting a Will that you have to administer we can also defend that claim for you.

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  • Inheritance Act Claims

    If you were financially dependent on someone who has died and you feel that you've not been sufficiently provided for under their Will, the Inheritance Act gives you an opportunity to request additional provision from the estate. We can act in both making a claim or on behalf of Executors defending a claim.

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  • Disputes relating to health care and funding

    Do you feel a loved one was entitled to care that was not provided? Do they have nursing needs that should be funded by the NHS? Appropriate care can be very expensive and so it is important that you are fully aware of all the assistance you are entitled to so that your loved ones get the care they deserve and any financial assistance they are entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your situations and let us explain your options.

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  • Blogs and further reading

    When we're not busy fighting and defending Wills and Estate disputes, we like to blog about such things to help people like you to understand youe likely options and outcomes. You can see our latest blogs over on the right but for a full library or related articles, clcik or tap below:

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