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Contesting a Will

Having a loss in the family can be a difficult and emotional time as every member grieves in their own way. The bereavement can be made even more difficult when you have the added stress of contesting a Will. There may be many questions going through your mind such as:

  • How to contest a Will;
  • Can I contest a Will; and
  • What effect will this have on my family?

There are many conditions that a Will must satisfy in order to be valid. It must be made with someone with mental capacity, must be signed and witnessed and it must be made voluntarily. The Court will always assume that a Will is valid. This means it is the duty of the person contesting the Will to prove it is invalid.

When the testator does not make arrangements for their dependents, then they have a right to make a claim as the testator had a responsibility which he/she needed to fulfil. There are several reasons to contest a Will. Some of the reasons are:

  • Lack of due execution;
  • Lack of testamentary capacity;
  • Lack of knowledge and approval;
  • Undue influence; and
  • Forgery/Fraud.

At Bloomsbury Law, we appreciate that contesting a Will is different in every case. That is why we work on a bespoke level. We will listen to your situation and advise you accordingly once we are instructed.

What do I do next?

Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.

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