Dealing with a dispute following the death of a relative is always a difficult matter. Emotions will be running very high and relationships will be at risk of becoming strained. Our solicitors will adopt a calm and hands-on approach to advise on how best to deal with the situation. We are keen proponents of alternative dispute resolution, in particular mediation; but are always prepared to litigate when appropriate.
Family relationships have become increasingly complex in recent years. A deceased individual may often leave behind a complicated marital history, possibly with children from multiple relationships. This, coupled with ever-rising property prices, creates circumstances which often give rise to disputes.
Probate disputes can involve a number of issues but primarily tend to fall into one of the following categories: –
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 claims
- Will validity disputes
- Administration disputes
- Estoppel claims
- Negligence claims
- Lifetime transactions