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Just because probate has been granted doesn't mean you're too late to contest a will, but it does mean you need to act fast.
Contesting a will can vary in price, mainly because some cases will take longer than others. Most solicitors will offer an hourly fee, but some will be able to reclaim the costs from the other side if successful.
There are time limits to contesting a will, and these will depend on your reason for contesting. Whilst you may feel that a will is unfair, it is important to consider the ‘grounds’ for contesting, as it will have to fit within a certain sector to justify your decision.
We all know that writing a will is necessary – it’s the best way to allocate our estate, choose an executor, make any requests for funeral arrangements and leave something for our loved ones.
Sitting down to work out the details of your will can be something you’d rather put off. However, when you do finally commit to considering your assets, choosing your executor and drafting out your will, it’s important to know that it’s legally valid.
We all know we need to make a will at some point, but many of us underestimate just how important it is, and what a difference it could make to our families.
A grant of representation is a document needed to confirm you are the executor of someone’s will. This document gives you the right to apply and administer the Estate, this process is commonly known as probate.
It's difficult to think about a time when you can no longer look after yourself. But it's important to plan for your future to make sure your loved ones have the legal capability to make the right decisions for you.
Writing a will is an important part of life and having one can make a big difference to your loved ones.
The emotional and financial strain of contesting a will can be a lot to bear, especially when you've just lost a loved one. There can be a lot of confusion about the process and costs of contesting a will. But if you believe that you have been left out of someone's will, you might have the legal right to dispute it.