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Trust & probate claims - resolving difficult family issues

There are many ways a will or Estate Provision can be contested including:

  • allegations of undue influence on the testator;
  • allegations that the testator did not have sufficient mental capacity to make the will;
  • allegations that the will is a forgery;
  • allegations that the testator (or if there was no will the default intestacy provisions) did not take account of everyone he or she should have done under the will (or under the intestacy provisions) including claims by close members of the family, partners or spouses and sometimes others under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Image illustrating Trust & Probate claimsWilkins Solicitors can assist you with all these claims as well as claims against Estates or Trustees for alleged breach of Trust. This is often a difficult area for all involved as it may involve you in proceedings with close members of your family. We are acutely aware of this and will advise you how you can pursue your claim sensitively and tactfully to claim what is rightfully yours whilst also minimising damage to family relations. Where appropriate we advise mediation to try to resolve such disputes as early as possible and prior to the issuing of Court proceedings, and can assist you through this procedure.

Our charges are competitive, and will always keep you fully informed about legal costs and advise you of your options for funding claims.

If you need advice on trust and probate claims, find out how we can help you by calling 01296 424681 or complete our enquiry form.

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