When you write your will you need to name an executor to administer your estate. When making a Power of Attorney, you’ll name an attorney to help make decisions when you’re no longer able to.
You can choose more than one executor or attorney – but what happens when the people who are supposed to look after you and your bits and bobs don’t agree with each other?
If you’re preparing to contest a will, knowing the process in advance will help make it easier.
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.
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.
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.