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Will Disputes

Disputes over Wills at an already stressful time can only add to your grief. What you need is an experienced and sympathetic legal team to ensure your loved ones’ Wills are carried out as they would have intended. We are here to help.

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Will Dispute Solicitors

We have extensive experience in handling disputes concerning Wills, Trusts and Estates (often referred to as Contentious Probate). We act on behalf of a variety of Clients including Beneficiaries, Families and individuals.

We hold membership of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists. Membership requires completion of strict criteria and substantial experience in this area.

People commonly fall out over a Will when someone believes its contents don’t tally with what the person who made it actually intended.


Disputes

Will disputes can include challenges to the validity of a Will, contesting a Will for example on the basis of undue influence or duress or if you think the Will is a forgery or defending challenges to the validity of a Will. We also act for Clients who make or defend claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. As each case is unique and often highly sensitive we offer an initial half an hour consultation free of charge to discuss the options that may be available to you. Langley Wellington LLP’s highly trained and skilled Will dispute solicitors can tackle this issue either if a Will needs to be challenged or if it needs to be defended. As each case is unique and often highly sensitive, we recommend speaking with our Will disputes team to get the best advice for your case.

After the death of a family member, their relatives might be left feeling they have not inherited enough money to survive on – this is particularly common when there are children involved. Such problems arise when there is no Will or if relatives have been left out of a Will entirely or if they just haven’t been left as much money as they need. So, Wills can be challenged under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. How much of course depends on the size of the Estate and the relative needs and resources of all parties.

The Act makes it possible for a court to re-distribute a deceased’s estate to provide more fairly especially to those family members and dependants who need it. With the exception of a surviving married or civil partner (who is entitled to more), others claiming under the act could be entitled to enough money to ensure their maintenance. How much, of course, depends on the size of the estate.

We can help clients who want to bring or defend Inheritance Act claims. Sometimes, everyone agrees the Will needs altering and we can work with you to work out how this can be done as well as advise on issues regarding potential tax consequences.

Probate & Elderly Care

If you are looking to make a Will or require any kind of elderly care or probate services, our dedicated elderly care and probate practitioners are on hand to provide help.

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Myself and my family would like to say a massive thank you to all at Langley Wellington for making what was a very upsetting time, so much easier for all of us.

The Robinsons

Discuss your Case with an Expert

At Langley Wellington LLP our dedicated team are on hand to provide individual advice on a case by case basis. All of our private client solicitors and Will disputes team are highly trained and have helped hundreds of clients over the years to ensure their loved ones get the legal representation they deserve.


What’s included:

  • Experienced Will dispute solicitors
  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Probate and Elderly care services
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