Contested Wills and Probate

It is not uncommon for disappointed beneficiaries to challenge the validity of a will because they are not included as beneficiaries.

Such challenges are often based on the incapacity of the individual concerned to give instructions or understand the contents of their will, or the fact that undue pressure was placed on them at the time the will was drafted.

While, in most cases, such allegations are unfounded, some challenges have to be overcome by means of a doctor’s report, statements from witnesses to the will and investigating the circumstances when instructions were given – and this is where the probate specialists at Birmingham based Pearson Rowe can help.

We can act for either the parties defending the will or those not included in the will who have every right to make a challenge, for example, where a claim has been made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. We can also act for beneficiaries against executors who do not act in a professional way – not dealing with the administration promptly, efficiently and effectively, and not keeping beneficiaries up to date with progress.

For more information on any of the high quality legal services provided by our probate solicitors in Birmingham, please contact us.

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