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What is Contentious Probate?

It can be a difficult time when a loved one passes away. The last thing anyone wants is a dispute over their loved one’s estate. However, sometimes disputes are inevitable. This is known as Contentious Probate.

Contentious Probate can arise for several reasons, Such as:

  • Arguments over the validity of the will – was it made whilst the deceased lacked capacity or, were they unduly influenced?
  • Maybe you have been left out of the will and should have been included.
  • You may have concerns over whether the deceased properly understood and approved the will, maybe you believe it has been forged, or there was a clerical error.
  • There may be no dispute over the will’s validity, but you are concerned with how it is being dealt with and administered.

Here at Butterworths Solicitors, experts are ready to lend a sympathetic and understanding ear to listen to you. We will sit down with you to understand your issues and offer resolutions.

Sarah Hitchen-Gibbon is a solicitor at Butterworths Solicitors with over ten years of experience in litigation, having qualified in 2016 as a solicitor advocate.

Sarah works across the firm’s offices in Cumbria and West Yorkshire and would be happy to discuss any issues you may have.

Please give her a call on 01228 593939.