Will and Inheritance Disputes

Will and Inheritance Disputes

At Marsden Rawsthorn, we deal with many types of dispute about Wills and Inheritance and have a breadth of experience over many years in consistently providing our clients with a successful outcome in these types of cases. This includes cases where a Will has been made or where there is no Will and the rules of intestacy apply.

These claims might arise, where you have issues regarding:

  • The interpretation or validity of a Will.
  • Whether the person who made the Will had the mental capacity and understanding to do so.
  • Whether the person making the Will was subject to coercion or duress.
  • Whether a Will or the rules of intestacy properly provide for a dependent or family member of the deceased.
  • The value and distribution of assets within the estate or any other dispute which may arise in relation to the estate.
  • The activities of the Executors or Administrators of a deceased person's estate; or the activities of someone who has or had a Power of Attorney, where you have concerns about their financial dealings when exercising that power.

We understand that these issues can be very difficult to deal with, particularly after the death or deterioration of a loved one. We can help by dealing with the dispute on your behalf and in attempting to reach a quick resolution.

Our dedicated Dispute Resolution team will handle your matter sensitively and advise you appropriately in relation to your individual case, providing you with practical and pragmatic advice. Each dispute of this type is different and we consider each case on its own merits. We will always endeavor to inform you immediately of the prospects of succeeding with your case and the issues which need to be determined.

We also understand that facing a dispute with a family member or someone who may have been close to you is a stressful experience. We make the process easier for you whilst having regard to the law and the issues involved.

We offer negotiation and mediation but will go to Court if that's what's needed.

It is important that disputes of this kind are dealt with quickly to avoid any future complications (time limits might apply) and that you seek our advice at an early stage, once you become aware of possible issues.

For free initial advice please contact us immediately on Freephone 0800 294 4410

We'll be keen to help.

  • Miss Alexander was extremely professional; courteous and friendly making the preparation of wills a smooth process.