Will, trust & inheritance dispute solicitors

At Stephensons our Wills, trust and inheritance dispute specialists are one of only a small number of dedicated contentious probate teams in the UK. Our solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a wide variety of disputes relating to Wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection issues.

Speak to a member of our specialist team today on 0203 816 9314, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly as soon as possible.

The death of a partner, parent or other loved one is always a distressing time. The stress of the situation can be increased further when the Will is challenged and claims are made by others to share the estate. Furthermore, if a Will, trust or estate dispute is between family members or based around certain people not being entitled to what they expected, further problems may arise.

No matter what the nature of your inheritance dispute our team will be able to advise you on your case and discuss the funding options available to you. Our contentious probate team includes a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). This prestigious accreditation further highlights our ability to assist you in this area.

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Inheritance disputes

If a family member has passed away and what has been left for you in their Will is not what you anticipated, our solicitors may be able to challenge the Will. If you have concerns that it is invalid or that yourself or another family member has been unfairly excluded, we may be able to help. We can do so by making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Who is able to make a claim under the UK Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975?

The following people are entitled to make a claim under the UK Act:

  • A spouse or civil partner of the deceased
  • A divorced spouse or a separated civil partner of the deceased, given that they have not remarried or entered into a new civil partnership
  • Any person who lived with the deceased for a minimum of two years prior to their death
  • A child of the deceased (including children over the age of 18)
  • Anyone who was treated as their child by the deceased person, including adopted children, fostered children, step children and so on
  • Anyone being cared for by the deceased person prior to their death

Our areas of specialism include, but are not limited to:

  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Disputed Wills
  • Fraudulent Wills
  • Lack of mental capacity - Will challenge
  • Property and asset disputes
  • Estate administration disputes
  • Caveats, warnings & appearances
  • Contested Court of Protection
  • Burial disputes
  • Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries
  • Will, Trust & Inheritance Disputes - Inheritance Act Claims

    Stephensons' inheritance disputes specialist comments on the different types of dispute which can arise in relation to an individuals estate, focusing on Inheritance Act claims.

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    If you are experiencing a dispute in regards to a UK Will, trust or estate, get in touch with Stephensons solicitors today to see how we can help. You can call us on 0203 816 9314 or complete our online enquiry form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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