Inheritance Claims and Will Challenges
Forrester Sylvester Mackett can offer you proven expertise in dealing with:
- Validity and challenging of Wills
- Where there is inadequate provision under Intestacy or in a Will
In an ideal world everyone would have a Will so that last wishes are clearly set out. If a person dies without having a valid Will, their estate passes under the intestacy rules, which means that people who might reasonably have expected to benefit might not in fact do so. Therefore, we strongly recommend getting expert advice as soon as possible so that matters can be resolved quickly and to prevent claims becoming acrimonious and drawn out.
In some cases, inheritance claims can be made even when a valid Will has been made.
You may have grounds for challenging the validity of a will if, for example, you believe there is a later will, that the person who has died did not have the capacity to make it, or was influenced or pressurised by others when they did.