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Inheritance & Will Disputes
Whether you or another party are challenging the Will or the distribution of the Estate, you need advice and support from legal advisers with real experience in this complex area of law.
Napthens is one of only a few firms in the North West with specialist expertise in inheritance and Will disputes. We are also recognised by the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists as having the necessary expertise in this area of law.
You can be assured of a supportive and sensitive approach, aligned with a strong technical ability that will get straight to the heart of the matter – providing the clarity you need to decide the best course of action at this difficult time.
Reasons to dispute a Will or inheritance
Our team is able to act for beneficiaries, dependants, Executors and Estate administrators and can advise on any aspect of an inheritance or Will dispute, including those arising from the following.
Inheritance Act claims
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides for certain individuals to be able to bring claims against the Estate for reasonable financial provision, where the Estate does not provide for their reasonable financial needs.
Read more about Inheritance Act claims.
Testamentary capacity and undue influence
A person providing instructions and executing a Will must be capable of knowing and approving the contents of a will – that is, they must be of sound mind and capable of understanding the full implications of what they are doing.
Read more about Testamentary capacity and undue influence.
Disputes between, for, or against Executors or Trustees
The Executor owes a duty to the Estate to deal with the affairs of the deceased. The administration of any Estate can be a complex and lengthy process. It is frequently made more complex if those involved are unwilling to comply with their duty as Executor or Trustee.
Read more about Executor disputes.
If a will cannot be found, it is presumed to have been destroyed. It is sometimes possible to prove that the will was not in fact revoked, by presenting other forms of evidence to suggest the contrary.
Read more about Lost Wills.
How to dispute a Will or inheritance
It is critical to your success to instruct an appropriately qualified lawyer who specialises in this particular area of litigation to represent you.
Whether making or defending a claim in relation to probate disputes, the legal system is notoriously complex. You can lose your case (even where you should have succeeded) merely by you or your representative misunderstanding the complex rules and processes associated with probate disputes.
Our professional advisers provide a sympathetic and efficient service, treating each case on an individual basis to ensure the solutions we offer are best for you personally.
Why choose Napthens?
- Cases handled with sensitivity and professionalism
- Advice tailored to your wishes and personal situation
- Specialists in inheritance and Will disputes