Not all Wills are straight-forward and sometimes, there are grounds to contest wills.
Wills are good ways to allocate the distribution of your assets upon passing away. Sometimes however, there can be grounds to contest a will.
If you need to contest a Will, LCS Legal can help you! We have an array of experienced and personable experts who know how to challenge Wills.
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Many people believe once a Will is drawn up, the testament written down is final. This is true in most cases, but not all.
Some Wills are drawn under duress, without a complete control of capacity or event completely fraudulent. Some are just poorly executed and have too many flaws within it to be legally compliant. LCS can help when you believe you have grounds to contest a Will. Also known as challenging a Will or disputing a Will.
You may have reservations that the deceased Will was made during a time when they did not have the necessary mental capacity to execute or organise such a document – Also known as testamentary capacity.
You also can have concerns that the Will is fraudulent or even a fabricated forgery. You may be wary of undue influence that the deceased was placed under at the time and would like to undergo checks into the Wills validity.
We can help!
On the flip side of the coin, we can also help you with defending a Will. Maybe you are a beneficiary or executor of a Will and someone has brought proceedings against a deceased’s Will in the belief it has been drawn up incorrectly, under duress or forged.
Here at LCS, we understand that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things any of us will ever have to go through. This painful process can be made even more difficult when there is a dispute over the Will. LCS aim to settle these disputes is professional, subtle and effective ways to ensure the process and outcome of the Will dispute doesn’t add to the already painful grieving process.
All Wills need to comply with the Wills Act 1837. As previously mentioned, there are a number of reasons why there are grounds for contesting a Will. Other stipulations are that it must be in writing and signed by the testator (the person who makes the Will). Also, it must be witnessed by two witnesses of which neither can be the beneficiary (to limit the potential for the person making the Will to be put under duress).