Probate Litigation & Contesting a Will

A Will, Trust or Estate can be formally challenged during the probate process – a process also known as contentious probate or probate litigation. A relative or loved one may choose to challenge the Will or Estate, perhaps because there are concerns about it, or because an executor has behaved inappropriately.

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Probate litigation may arise if someone is:

  • Questioning the validity of a Will
  • Claiming a share of the estate even though they have not been named as a beneficiary
  • Claiming a larger share of the estate because they feel they have not been provided for adequately
  • Wanting to remove executors or administrators
  • Suspicious of executors or administrators who have acted negligently or fraudulently

For help resolving a probate dispute, you need to appoint an executor, also known as an administrator to make a deal that suits all parties involved.

Getting Help with Probate Litigation

Going through probate litigation can be both upsetting and stressful, whether you are the individual making the challenge or the one defending the claim. At a time when you are trying to cope with bereavement, the added trauma of dealing with a conflict within the family, with a loved one or a work professional can make the process even more difficult.

Instructing a lawyer to assist you with probate litigation will ensure that you are aware of your entitlements. They will also help you to get the best results for you and your loved ones. With the right legal professional by your side, it will also provide a sense of calm during what can be a chaotic time.

Probate Litigation with Gibson & Associates

At Gibson & Associates, we have a number of solicitors who specialise in Will and probate law, many of them work on probate litigation cases every day.

Our highly experienced team can help you with your probate dispute. They will suggest what action you can take, advise you on your rights, and whether or not litigation is an option. We will also advise you on the prospects of success.

Whether you are making the challenge or defending the claim, we can help, so talk to our probate litigation team today. You can call us on 1890 989 289 or email us on Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch within 3 hours.

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