Supporting your rights when defending a Will

You may be the beneficiary of a Will, but are facing accusations from family members that the will was not valid and that you should not receive what you believe is rightly yours?

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Understanding why you may need legal advice from an expert in defending Wills

Whatever Will disputes you face, we can help resolve them, and help you defend inheritance left to you in a Will when challenges arise.

There are many reasons why you might need expert help to defend a Will. As experts in defending Wills, we can help, whatever your circumstances. But what are the main accusations that might be made against a Will?

  • The person making the Will was not of sound mind

    Whilst a loved one may have been suffering with ill health or have been in mental decline, this does not necessarily mean that they did not have the capacity to make a new Will. If accusations are made that your loved one did not have the appropriate level of mental capacity, we can review the circumstances and advise you how to proceed in defending the Will.

  • You are accused of exerting influence over the person making the will

    If you had a close relationship with your loved one and a Will is made in your favour, excluding other family members, then you may find yourself accused of having had some influence over the making of the Will. We can help defend against false allegations made against you and ensure your loved one’s wishes are upheld.

Are there other claims that can be brought?

See our page on Contesting a Will for details of further claims that may be brought. Our expertise in contesting wills ensures that we can provide the best advice when you face challenges and need to defend a Will.

Alternatively, the dispute may not be about whether the Will was valid, but simply that a family member feels that they did not receive a fair share of the estate. Whatever your situation, we can help.

Contact our team today:

01225 300656

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“Amanda Noyce (Band 4) is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes department in Bath. An interviewee describes her as “very approachable and understanding,” adding: “I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is very thorough with her investigations and covers all angles.”

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“Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters.”

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