CONTENTIOUS PROBATE

Disputes regarding wills and inheritances are becoming increasingly common. Often, issues revolve around whether a will is valid or whether sufficient provision has been made for family members or dependants. Also, problems can be encountered with the administration of an estate or when beneficiaries fall out. Here at Ryan & Frost Solicitors we can advise and assist with the following:

  • Entering a caveat to prevent a grant of probate being made when the validity of a will is disputed.
  • Undertaking searches to ascertain whether a grant has been issued.
  • Acting in disputed will claims.
  • Acting in claims when reasonable financial provision has not been made for a family member or dependent. Such claims are made under a 1975 act of parliament known as The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act.
  • Actions to require personal representatives give a proper account of how they have administered an estate or, if circumstances justify it, have them removed as personal representatives.
  • Disputes between beneficiaries, for example when a person is claiming personal ownership of the money or other property which in reality is an asset of the deceased’s estate.

If you would like to discuss any of the above matters or any other contentious probate matter please contact Keith Ryan on 01933 273234.