The death of any family member is always distressing. This is then exacerbated further when a Will is challenged or there is no Will and claims are made by others to share in the estate. If you find yourself in such a situation why not give us a call and arrange a free 30 minute appointment with one of our specialist solicitors.
Pindoria Solicitors has qualified and experienced solicitors dealing with various forms of contentious probate. We can deal with any kind of dispute relating to Wills, obtaining probate, and administering estates. This also includes dealing with any arising trusts even relevant Court of Protection issues. Speak to Sangeeta Rabadia on 0208 951 6959 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.
We will ensure that all clients receive prompt and sympathetic advice on the wide ranging legal implications of bringing or defending such a claim. We will also advise you on your case and can discuss the funding options available to you.
In such matters, we seek to deal with the case is a sensitive and sensible way which works well alongside our legal expertise. We will steer you through the legal processes and ensure we assist you in resolving the matter in a quick and efficient way.
In addition, we advise on pre-emptive measures to avoid such disputes from arising in the first place that might arise between trustees and executors.
Areas of specialism
- Claims in accordance with the Inheritance Act 1975
- Disputed Wills
- Fraudulent Wills
- Challenging of wills on the basis of lack of mental capacity or undue influence
- Disputes of assets and properties
- Disputes in the administration of estates
- Caveats, warnings & challenges on Grants of Probate
- Contested Court of Protection
- Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries
Legal costs can be significant in contentious probate dispute. Therefore, we will:
- wherever possible explore with you alternative dispute resolution options in order to reduce the stress and costs involved.
- ensure that you are aware of the professional costs implication of any dispute. Costs escalate rapidly, and the Courts will not automatically order that the costs be paid out of the funds in dispute. Accordingly a “loser” could end up paying all the various parties costs out of his/her own pocket.
- review the issue of costs with you on a regular basis and endeavour to discuss the costs position regularly with our counterparts acting for the other parties involved.
- ask you to consider making reasonable offers of settlement, where appropriate, so all parties focus their attention on the costs of the dispute in the context of the sum in dispute.
Please contact our probate lawyers if you require more information on our probate dispute services.