Contentious probate is any dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate, eg. a dispute over the value of assets, disappointed relatives, the interpretation of a will, or dealing with difficult executors or feuding beneficiaries.
We aim to resolve contentious probate disputes quickly and cost-effectively and have significant experience in dealing with all manner of contentious probate issues.
Executor disputes and applications to substitute and remove executors
Disputes can arise between executors or administrators (collectively referred to as “personal representatives”) at any stage of an estate administration. This can involve disputes over the value of assets, the suitability of executors, costs for which executors can charge and any other concern over an executor’s actions. Our contentious probate lawyers have significant experience in dealing with all manner of executor disputes.
Disputes between beneficiaries
In the aftermath of a loved one’s death it is not uncommon for emotions to run high and disputes between beneficiaries are, sadly, not uncommon. Our contentious probate lawyers have significant experience and a proven track record of delivering timely and cost-effective results in a pragmatic and sensitive manner.
Claims by or against the estate
As an executor, you stand in the place of a deceased person which also means that any claims relating to the deceased can be brought against you. Additionally, it may be necessary for you to consider bringing a claim if it is in the best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries to do so. Our contentious probate team has significant experience in dealing with all manner of claims and threats against estates and we pride ourselves and resolving many such claims quickly, to allow you to complete your duties.