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Wills & Inheritance Disputes

The wills and inheritance solicitors at Ramsdens are here to help if you believe you have not been properly provided for in a loved one’s will. We have helped hundreds of people in your situation, meaning we are well-placed to offer support at this difficult time.

From our offices across Yorkshire, we can help you to find a solution to resolve any wills and inheritance disputes, keeping your interests at the forefront of our actions. To speak to a solicitor about your circumstances, contact us today by calling 01484 821 500 or fill out an online enquiry form, and we will be in touch.

About will and inheritance disputes

The death of a family member or loved one is likely to be an extremely difficult time. Many people never anticipate finding themselves in the situation where the will of a close family member does not provide adequately for them, or they are left out altogether. In cases where there is no will, family members are left not knowing where they stand.

Modern family relationships can be complex, and there are often former partners and step-families with competing needs and priorities. Emotions at the time of a bereavement are likely to be running high, and you may feel that you are adding to the existing tension and upset within the family.

There are a number of reasons why you may have a rightful claim on the inheritance due to you. These have been outlined below:

  • The deceased may have been coerced into changing their will
  • A codicil was added that you were unaware of
  • The deceased may not have been sound of mind
  • The deceased did not recognise the contribution you made over the years or your part in their care

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we are aware that disputes concerning wills and inheritance, which are commonly referred to as contentious probate, are highly sensitive. We offer a professional and sympathetic approach, which when combined with our efficient legal expertise means we can preserve family assets and minimise the stress and disruption that such disputes can cause.

How we can help

Our specialist solicitors will achieve the best possible results for you by advising you on any alternative options available, such as mitigation, and their related costs. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in handling disputes over wills, trusts, estates and inheritance.

We offer a range of funding options, including no win no fee agreements, and can advise on different products available to cover the cost of a claim.

We can assist beneficiaries, trustees, executors and others in claims and disputes in relation to:

  • Invalid wills (including lack of capacity and undue influence claims)
  • Fraud, including forged or fraudulent wills
  • Claims for reasonable provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Rectification of will
  • Professional negligence claims relating to wills, trusts and estates
  • Domicile issues
  • Interpretation of wills, trusts and the administration of estates
  • Removal of executors, administrators or trustees
  • Misappropriation of trust or estate property
  • Breaches of trust
  • Proprietary estoppel, constructive trust and resulting trust claims
  • Claims for restitution of trust funds
  • Asset recovery and tracing claims for trustees, including obtaining freezing injunctions
  • Court of protection

Each case of this nature is unique, and our solicitors will provide a tailored response to the individual needs of the client. We employ a number of methods to help promote an early settlement where possible.

Speak to us

If you think you may be involved in a situation that falls into this area, or are looking for general wills advice, please call our specialist team on 01484 821 500 or fill out our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch at a convenient time for you.