Will disputes

Commonly asked questions about will disputes:

In order to succeed in an action the claimant must not only satisfy the court that they are an “eligible” person, but also that there is some reason or sufficient need to persuade the court that the deceased’s will should be altered to provide them with a greater financial benefit. They must also demonstrate that there is some moral obligation for the deceased to provide for them.

Contested will applications are complex and are often enormously stressful for the parties involved. It is worth getting expert advice to ensure that any claim that is brought or defended, is dealt with in a professional and cost-effective manner.

Time limits do apply for the bringing of contested will applications and it is important that you seek advice as soon as possible to ensure that assets are not distributed before the executor has been notified of your claim.

A Stacks wealth protection expert will be able to assist you with contesting or defending a will.

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