If a loved one passes away and there are doubts about the validity of the Will they have left behind, disputes can often arise. Legally, this is what’s known as Contentious Probate.
Melinda Giles has offered her expert advice in relation to three common Contentious Probate scenarios to guide those who find themselves in situations such as these. It’s the final week in the series, which is about the situation Eric finds himself after the passing of his aunt. You can read the first one in the series here [link] and the second one here [link].
My aunt left me a share in her Will but the Executor, who is another cousin, isn’t doing anything about the estate or giving me any information. It’s now been three years since my aunt died, and I’m worried that the Executor is either seriously inefficient or has done something with the money that they shouldn’t have.
What Are Eric’s Options?
As with the scenarios we have covered previously, Eric has the right to challenge the Probate situation, and could benefit from the services of a team of solicitors specialising in Contentious Probate. In Eric’s case, there are legal steps that can be taken to call the Executor to account for his lack of action. With the right legal advice, Eric would be able gain the necessary information from the Executor and even dispute their position.
Do You Need Advice in Relation to Contentious Probate?
If you’re currently in a situation similar to Jane’s, then Giles Wilson’s expert solicitors offer services for Contentious Probate that have been recognised by The Legal 500 for high standards of client care. The team is led by Partners Philip Giles and Daniel Curnock, who are supported by qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors and paralegals.
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