Probate disputes and how to avoid them

Probate disputes arise when there’s a disagreement over the administration of someone’s estate when they die. This could include a dispute over the value of assets, the interpretation of a Will or dealing with difficult executors.

Probate disputes are actually on the rise and there are a number of reasons for this:

  • With an increase in second marriages, families are now more diverse than ever. Where couples have separated and then merged with new families, the cross-over can cause conflicts
  • An increase in life expectancy means people are making Wills, or changing them, at an older age. This can lead to concerns that they weren’t in the right frame of mind at the time
  • With property prices higher than ever, people’s estates are worth more. Generally, the more money there is at stake, the greater the likelihood of a dispute

Continue reading about common probate disputes

Our Will and Probate Solicitors in London’s Canary Wharf, Docklands E14 will help you understand the process to contest a Will or Probate. It is more common than you think. Call us on 020 7022 9891 for professional legal advice.