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Expert Contest a Will Solicitors

If you are not a beneficiary of a Will, or feel you should be getting more inheritance then RSR Law are the expert help you need. Our Contesting a Will legal team will quickly evaluate your case to see if it is possible for you to Challenge a Will.

You have 6 months to Contest a Will after the Grant of Probate... Don't leave it too late... Get your Inheritance... Act Now...

To Contest a Will You Must Have a Valid Reason

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 allows the Challenge of a Will if you have not been provided for in a Will (adequately or at all) AND you have a financial need. To be eligible to contest you must be a spouse, child (including step-child) or a dependant of the deceased.

Contact Today for a FREE Case Evaluation on 0800 077 6166 (Freephone) or 0330 022 8955 (local rate / inclusive mobile minutes) or use our contact form below.

Contesting A Will in England and Wales

The main criteria that must be met for any claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 are:

  1. The deceased must have been a Resident of England or Wales
  2. The Will must have been Made in England or Wales
  3. The person seeking to challenge the will must be either:
    • a Child of the deceased^
    • a Spouse or Civil Partner of the deceased
    • a Former Husband, Wife or Civil Partner of the deceased who has not remarried / entered into a new civil partnership
    • any person financially dependent on the deceased at the time of death
    • any person treated as a 'child of the family'
    • a person Cohabitating with the deceased for at least 2 years immediately prior to death
  4. Court proceedings must be commenced within 6 Months of the Grant of Probate

If you want to Contest a Will take action as soon as possible. If you delay, contesting the will may be impossible. The courts may not permit an Inheritance Act claim to proceed if started after 6 months. Delays and cases brought after 6 months may be complicated by the estate having already been distributed.

See our published article "Timescale for Contesting a Will Under the Inheritance Act 1975" for more information.

RSR Law will only consider dealing with claims under a No Win No Fee agreement where the deceased's estate is worth OVER £100,000. We may be able to assist with the contesting of a will for lower value estates but there will be a fee for any work relating to such claims. Please contact us for further details.

If you are considering Contesting a Will we are here to help. All our services are completely confidential.

Grounds for Contesting a Will

The list below highlights the main reasons under which a Will can be challenged in England and Wales. Please note: This is not an exhaustive list, so if you are unsure please contact us to discuss.

  • Inadequate Inheritance under the Inheritance Act
    • i.e. not sufficiently provided for or not being included in the will.
  • Coercion / Undue Influence
    • i.e. forced to make a new Will through undue influence
  • Lack of Mental Capacity to make / sign a Will
    • i.e. person was not of sound mind or suffering from dementia.
  • An Invalid Will
    • the Will not being signed / witnessed properly
    • evidence of Fraud / Forgery
    • the presented Will having been revoked

Our Contest a Will solicitor will assess your claim to see if your challenge to the Will is likely to succeed.

Reside overseas and want help with Contesting a UK Will?

If you live overseas (outside England and Wales) it is possible to make a will contest if the above criteria are met. We can deal with you "out of UK working hours", via telephone, email, Skype.

Contesting a Will - the Law

Further information about the law in relation to disputing probate and the inheritance act.

Funding your Will Challenge

No Win No Fee

Wherever possible we aim to Contest a Will under our genuine No Win No Fee* service. This means you really can Contest a Will without the worry of a bill if your challenge is unsuccessful, and with our FREE evaluation of your case you really can't lose.

8 out of 10 challenges we deal with are handled under our No Win No Fee agreement.

*See our Terms and Conditions for more details on No Win No Fee and our other funding options.

Why Should I Contest a Will? What's in it for me?

If you are eligible and have sufficient grounds to contest a will the benefits can be substantial.

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If you feel you have grounds to contest or simply have a question then contact RSR Law Today.

We will evaluate your case for FREE and there is no obligation to start the contesting a will process.

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