Contesting A Will

The death of a relative can bring families together, but it can also cause division. Disputes about who is entitled to benefit from a will are becoming increasingly common. At Hegarty Solicitors we specialise in getting them resolved swiftly and amicably.

Wills are generally the safest way of providing for the division of assets but they are not immune to challenge. Invalidity, forgery and negligent drafting are some of the grounds on which a Will can be challenged. Another is the inadequate provision for family and dependents, which can lead to claims for a bigger portion of the estate.

Contested Wills cases can be legally complex and are made even more challenging by the emotions involved. We help our clients to get what they are entitled to, leaving as little lasting family acrimony as possible. Careful to grasp the issues and understand underlying tensions, we design practical solutions and deliver them as quickly and inexpensively as possible often through mediation and negotiation, rather than the courtroom. Click this link to see our Guide to contesting a will.

Greg Baker
Partner, Head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department
Peterborough
01733 295616
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management
Jo Wild
Associate Solicitor
Stamford
01780 750952
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management
Andrea Beesley-Hewitt
Associate Solicitor
Peterborough
01733 295552
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management
Emma Carter
Solicitor
Peterborough
01733 295608
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management
Claire Clarke
Solicitor
Oakham
01572 725774
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management
Diane Baker
Probate Assistant
Peterborough
01733 295663
Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts & Wealth Management