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Probate

Probate & Contested Probate

Probate is the legal process which occurs after someone has died. It is the process by which a Will is established to be valid and the requirements of the deceased person are met through taking action that has been requested and distributing assets (such as property or money).

Crown Law Solicitors have an experienced team of probate solicitors who handle private matters with sensitivity and care to ensure the requirements of the Will are properly interpreted and carried out.

The purpose of a Will is to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death and probate is the process to achieve that. Our probate solicitors will ensure that you obtain a grant of probate which is the formal process by which the court recognises the executors and when finalised, the estate can be distributed.

If you have been named as an executor, which you may or may not have been aware of, this will mean that you have the role of fulfilling the Will. It is recommended that the first step an executor should take is to appoint a solicitor and Crown Law Solicitors and our probate team are here to support you.

In the event your family member has passed away without a Will or you cannot find a Will, this will mean that the intestacy rules will apply to the estate which will dictate who is entitled to what. The Crown Law Solicitors Probate team will help you understand the implication of intestacy and guide you on the steps that need to be taken.

Contested probate

It may not always be the case that a Will is acknowledged or accepted by the whole family. Contested Probate typically occurs when a family member or other person:

  • is not content that the Will being used is the correct one or a has challenged a Will
  • does not agree that the executor is correct
  • does not agree that the will has been correctly interpreted and applied

The dispute over a Will is known as Contested Probate.

Our experienced Contested Probate Solicitors work with and represent:

  • A person who is seeking to challenge a Will or clarify how it has been interpreted
  • A person who is contesting probate when there is no Will or it is believed a Will does not exist
  • An executor who is defending a challenge to the Will and/or a challenge to how the assets have been distributed.

Contested probate situations can be very complex and emotional and our knowledgeable probate solicitors will work with you to ensure any dispute is resolved as quickly as possible with an outcome that is appropriate.

Crown Law Solicitors are experts at dealing with contested probate matters and you can be assured of the right advice to guide you through a dispute.

Our Fees & making contact

To find relevant information on our prices please visit our legal fees page which can be accessed by clicking on the link: Our Fees

We work to a range of fixed fees and where those are not possible we will provide you with a very clear and transparent fee quotation which will ensure you are fully aware of the fees you need to pay, to who and when.

To obtain quotation or to speak to one of our experienced probate and contested probate lawyers you can call us on 0208 175 6733, email us enquiries@crownlawsolicitors.com or complete an online enquiry.

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