Contentious probate, estate disputes and actions to remove executors
Estate disputes and contentious probate issues can be stressful and may seem complicated. Whether you’re an executor or a beneficiary, our experienced team of contentious probate solicitors can help guide you every step of the way.
Our contentious probate experience includes:
- actions to remove executors;
- applications to court for directions regarding the administration of an estate;
- applications for delivery up of assets held by executors/beneficiaries;
- citations to accept or refuse probate;
- subpoenas to produce wills and testamentary documents;
- applications to issue and warn off caveats;
- applications for an inventory and account; and
- bringing or defending claims by estates.
We know that legal costs can be a concern which is why we offer free, no-obligation consultations and flexible pricing options, tailored to your needs.
Actions to remove executors
Contentious probate issues can arise between co-executors or administrators (collectively known as “personal representatives”) or between beneficiaries and executors at any stage of an estate administration or probate. This can involve disputes over the value of assets, the suitability of executors, probate fees and any other concerns over an executor’s actions. Our contentious probate lawyers have significant experience in dealing with all manner of executor disputes including replacing or removing executors.
Disputes between beneficiaries
In the aftermath of a loved one’s death it’s not uncommon for contentious probate issues to arise between beneficiaries. Our contentious probate solicitors have significant experience and a proven track record of delivering timely and cost-effective results in a pragmatic and sensitive manner.
Claims by or against the estate
As an executor, you stand in the shoes of a deceased person. This means that any claims relating to the deceased can be brought by or against you. That carries with it certain risks and duties; for instance, it you might need to consider bringing a claim if it’s in the best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries to do so. Similarly, you might have to defend any claims brought against the deceased.
Our contentious probate team has significant experience in dealing with all manner of claims and threats against estates and are there with you every step of the way.