Trusts & Probate Disputes
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Trusts & Probate Dispute Solicitors
Solicitors for Trusts and Probate Dispute Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire
As with any legal documentation, it is always possible for disputes to arise concerning Wills, trusts and inheritance. Losing a loved one is an emotional and overwhelming time, which only worsens should there be issues surrounding the Will and other aspects of the estate.
It is common for disputes relating to the Will and probate to arise, known as contentious probate, when there are concerns surrounding the integrity, contents and interpretation of the Will.
Facing or presenting a dispute concerning the Will of a loved one can be distressing, so seeking compassionate legal advice from a trusted solicitor is vital. Call our team on 0800 987 8800.
Probate and Trusts Dispute Solicitor Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire
Contentious probate is broadly used to describe any disagreement relating to a deceased person’s estate.
There are a variety of situations whereby an issue might be raised surrounding a Will or trust. At Bridge McFarland LLP, we can assist in resolving these issues. Our expertise includes the following:
- Challenging the contents of a Will
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims for dependants not sufficiently provided for in a Will or on intestacy (where there is no Will)
- Trusts disputes
- Disputes regarding executors
- Beneficiary disputes
- Proprietary estoppel claims
If you are unsure whether a solicitor could help you with your dispute, please contact the friendly team at Bridge McFarland LLP, who will take the time to listen to your issue and resolve it as efficiently as possible.
Contentious Probate Solicitors Near Me
It is not possible to challenge a Will without a valid legal reason to do so. There are specific circumstances in which it is possible to contest a Will. If you are unsure if you are eligible to raise a dispute against an estate, please speak to the team of Wills solicitors at Bridge McFarland LLP. You can call our Hull, Grimsby and Lincolnshire-based team on 0800 987 8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Generally, the circumstances in which it is possible to contest a Will are as follows:
- If you have reason to believe that the deceased person did not have the mental or legal capacity to make a Will at the time of writing.
- If a Will is drawn up without the necessary requirements or formalities.
- If you have reason to believe that the person making the Will was unaware of its content.
- If you have reason to believe that the person making the Will was pressured or manipulated into writing a Will or changing the contents of their existing one.
- If you have reason to believe that the Will is fake. This might mean a forged signature or false information is included.
No matter your situation, it is best to instruct an experienced solicitor in Hull, Grimsby and Lincolnshire, to ensure that you receive the clarity and guidance you need to resolve the dispute correctly.
Solicitor for Inheritance Act claims
At Bridge McFarland LLP, we are experienced in dealing with all aspects of Wills, trusts and inheritance disputes. In cases whereby you believe you have not received suitable provisions in the Will of a loved one, it may be possible to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This act provides provision for those not adequately provided for under a Will. People that may be able to claim under the act include:
- The deceased’s spouse.
- The deceased’s former spouse, if not remarried.
- The deceased’s partner. The partner must have lived with the deceased for at least two years immediately before death.
- The deceased’s child.
- A person whom the deceased treated as a child of the family.
- A person whom the deceased financially supported.
It is essential to seek advice surrounding the above circumstances to ensure that the estate is dealt with properly and your dispute is dealt with carefully, ensuring the best possible outcome for all involved.
Get in touch with our Trusts and Probate Dispute Solicitors today
Bridge McFarland LLP’s specialist team of probate dispute solicitors includes members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. We are based in Grimsby, Hull and Market Rasen and are happy to speak to you regarding your probate dispute and discuss ways to work towards resolution since any dispute, no matter the size or complexity, is stressful for all those involved. Call us on 0800 987 8800 today or fill in the contact form below.
Funding Arrangements for Trusts and Wills Dispute Claims
In appropriate cases, we will share the risk with you through flexible and innovative funding arrangements, including:
- Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) (also known as “no win, no fee” agreements)
- Discounted CFAs (also known as “no win, low fee” agreements)
- Fixed and capped fees
- Competitive hourly rate charges
- Legal expenses (“after-the-event” or “ATE”) insurance to cover the risk of having to pay costs to the other side (and your own expenses) if your claim is unsuccessful
- Disbursement funding for expenses such as court fees and expert’s fees
If a claim is suitable for funding by a full CFA with ATE legal expenses insurance and a disbursement funding loan, it will involve no up-front costs to you, and you will have nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful.
We will discuss these options for funding your case, but you can find further details here.
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