Will Disputes + Estate Litigation
A will is a legal document which sets out the testamentary wishes of the deceased with, generally, the two most important aspects being:
- Who is the named executor in the will; and
- How is the deceased’s estate divided.
Usually, if you are interested in the terms of a deceased’s will, it means that the deceased person was close to you and, most likely, a family member. Obviously, this will be a stressful time for you and the rest of the family and a dispute over the estate will only make matters more stressful. Unfortunately, however, disputes are all too common and whether you are the executor of a will looking to defend a challenge from a claimant, or you feel that are entitled to more from the deceased estate than what you have been provided and wish to contest a will, it is likely that we have experienced it before.
A will can be contested on a number of grounds, including:
- You have not been provided anything (or enough) under the will
- The will is invalid or void
- The executor is being negligent in their duties
- There is no will and the division provided by the court is unfair
Our estate litigation lawyers have experience in every type of will contest so whatever your issue involves, you can trust that our team has dealt with a similar issue before and are the best people to guide you through this tricky time. In most disputes, time is of the essence so be sure to contact our office as soon as possible to get the right advice.