Contesting a Will

Suffering the bereavement of a loved one is hard enough not only emotionally but the financial impact that this can cause. This can become worse when you or another party need to contest the Will or estate of the deceased.

Contesting A Will

Disputing a Will is becoming increasingly common. Families become more complex; second or third marriages are not unusual and children from those second or third marriages are not unusual either. Co-habitation is also a reason why a Will can often be contested, maybe provision has not been made for a person whom it should have been made for.

Willsons Solicitors can ensure that any claim you need to bring against an estate is handled as efficiently and effectively as possible. Certainly when defending an action Willsons Solicitors are the ones to call to ensure that there is as little delay as possible.

We appreciate the trauma that these issues can bring and that is why Willsons Solicitors want to help.

Why Contest a Will?

Under the Inheritance Act if you were wholly or partially financially dependent upon the deceased and have not been provided for in the Will, or under intestacy rules if there is no Will, you may have a claim, eg, if you are:-

  1. The wife, husband or civil partner of the deceased
  2. A former wife, husband or civil partner who has not since re-married or formed another civil partnership
  3. Someone who lived with the deceased for at least two years before the death
  4. A child of the deceased
  5. A person treated as a child of the deceased
  6. Someone who has been financially supported by the deceased up until death.

Willsons Solicitors will be able to advise you of your rights.

There may or may not be a Will, Willsons Solicitors can advise on the appropriate course of action.

 

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Bob Willson

Bob Willson

Senior Partner

Email: Bob
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Bob

Bob Willson qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and founded the firm in 1987. Bob has a wealth of experience and supervises the Residential Conveyancing Department.

He has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters and business transfers and has dealt with the sale and purchase of businesses of high value.

Bob is keen to ensure that the “nitty gritty” of every business transaction is looked into. He is keen to visit clients at their place of business so he can get an understanding of how their business operates.

His calming and reassuring manner instantly puts client at their ease.

Bob loves The Rolling Stones and his classic car! He would also love to play more golf – when time allows.

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