Wills & Probate

Wills & Probate

Challenging Wills

If you have a close relative, friend or partner and have not been provided for in their will, then you may have an entitlement to a portion of their estate. Sometimes wills can be unfair and as such can be challenged.

You normally have a six month time limit from the date Probate is granted on the will to issue an application to challenge the will. In many cases if the estate has not been distributed, applications can be made outside this period. However you will need to show that there are just and reasonable circumstances causing the delay. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your potential entitlements due to the short time limit to issue proceedings.

Most cases settle at mediation and in most circumstances your legal costs will be paid by the estate.

If we believe the case is likely to be successful, in most circumstances we will pursue your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This includes paying for out-of-pocket expenses.

If you don’t win, there’s no fee.

We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ payment system, which means there are no costs upfront and you only have to pay us if you win.
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