Contentious probate

What is Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate is the legal term when there is a dispute over a Will or someone contests an estate or a trust. It is also known as a “Will dispute” as it disputes the validity or the interpretation of what is believed to be the deceased's last Will.

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The range of disputes that fall under this heading are many and include:

  • Challenges over the validity of a Will or Codicil
  • Interpreting the terms of a Will
  • Claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Disputes over the administration or distribution of a deceased’s estate
  • Costs incurred by those administering the estate
  • Challenging or replacing executors or trustees who fail to take up their duties or deal with their duties adequately

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Trudi Bates

Trudi is an Associate at Mullis & Peake, with extensive experience in the Wills and Probate field.

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