Contentious probate is any dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate, whether it involves a dispute over the value of assets, the interpretation of a will, or dealing with difficult executors or feuding beneficiaries.
When someone dies, the last thing anyone wants is an argument resulting in a family rift, but it is not unusual for Wills, Trusts and Probate to become contentious.
People challenge Wills for all types of reasons. Perhaps you feel you’ve been treated unfairly as a beneficiary, or you’re concerned about how a loved one’s estate is being administered and need advice to address and resolve these situations . Alternatively, you could be the Executor or Administrator of a deceased's Estate facing a challenge to the validity of the deceased's Will and not sure how to respond.
We are frequently called upon to advise personal representatives, beneficiaries or family members on contentious issues including:
Kerry Wigg spends a considerable amount of time focused on drafting Wills and advising and assisting with the Administration of Estates. However, she also offers an extensive background and wealth of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular interest in contentious probate matters. Her knowledge and technical expertise of Wills and Probate via her private client practice is an invaluable advantage for clients when dealing with Will disputes.
So, whatever your motivation to seek advice, contact us to discuss your concerns. If you have the time to tell us, we'll make the time to listen and help you find a resolution and Peace of Mind.