Contentious Probate

Challenging a Will…

Here at Pepperells, we understand that it is always a difficult time in somebody’s life after suffering a loss, with many people to contact and things to organise. However, we are seeing more instances where people have been left out or removed from a Will prior to a loved one’s death, leaving more stress and upset for the people left behind.

Contentious Probate

Every person in the UK has the right to testamentary freedom which means they are able to leave their assets to whomever they choose when they pass away. This unfortunately can result in some people who ordinarily would expect to receive a share of the estate missing out, which can often leave family members hurt and confused.

You may be thinking ‘how am I not entitled to any of the estate’, ‘How have I been left out of my parents’ Will’ or ‘did they have capacity to make that Will’? There are different avenues for a contentious probate claim and challenging a Will, which are outlined below.

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