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CAN I CONTEST A WILL?

The law in this area is complex, and a will can be contested by a wide range of people 

  • Beneficiaries. 

  • Individuals or organisations promised an inheritance. 

  • Individuals or organisations who have been disinherited. 

  • Other third parties affected by the present will or a previous will. 

  • Individuals who are or were related to the Deceased or who were dependant upon the Deceased. 

From the outset we will discuss your case with you and advise you as to whether you are able to contest a will. 

 

If a person making a will was not of sound mind when the will was made, it may not be valid..  
 
This is known as not having “testamentary capacity”. With an ageing population and the rise of illnesses such as Alzheimers, dementia and other similar conditions, there is an increasing number of challenges to wills on the ground of lack of capacity.  
 
 
The person making the will must understand: 

  • That they are making a will and the consequences of making a will

  • The extent of their property. 

  • The claims of those who might expect to be left something in the will.

  • What Rights you as a family member might have

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about contesting a will.
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