Seek specialist advice when contesting a Will
Published 31 May 2013
There are few times when it is more difficult to consider legal matters than after the passing of a loved one.
Yet that is where many people find themselves when Inheritance Disputes occur.
Whether a loved one has failed to prepare a Will and has died intestate or there is a disagreement about the distribution of assets as set out by them, the need to resolve such disputes can be particularly pressing.
A unique situation
When disagreements erupt between strangers, it can be difficult to find common ground and a way towards a resolution.
In many cases it can be just as difficult, if not more so, when Contesting a Will with people you are related to, or whom you have known for years.
Seeking legal advice at an early stage can help to speed up a resolution in these instances, particularly as time is of the essence when challenging a Will.
Finding the right lawyer
The next decision to make is where to go for advice about your inheritance dispute.
As in all serious matters, the best course of action is to seek out a professional in this particular domain.
Contesting Wills lawyers are specialist legal experts with specialised knowledge and experience in dealing with this area of law.
They can help you to understand the laws governing Will disputes and Family Provision claims in your state, including time limitations and the best way to negotiate with other parties.
Make sure to seek out a firm with a proven track record in successfully contesting Wills on behalf of their clients.
No Win, No Fee
Certain Contesting Wills lawyers provide a service guarantee by operating on a No Win No Fee basis.
This means that if they take your case on and it turns out to be unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay for their services.
That means you don’t need to worry about one of the biggest concerns facing those who seek legal advice: how much it is going to cost you.
You can discuss rates and charges up front so that you understand exactly what will be deducted from the settlement you are awarded – but only if you are successful in securing the settlement.
It also means that your first consultation is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose – and everything to gain – from getting in touch with a Contesting Wills lawyer today.