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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