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Disputes Over Estates
and Inheritance

Disputes Over Estates and Inheritance

Legal disputes involving wills and estates are collectively known as ‘contested probate’ disputes. They are becoming increasingly common – and it’s not hard to see why.

Property ownership has become more widespread, and the value of estates has tended to increase, while family relationships are increasingly complicated. Combined, these factors mean disputes over wills and estates affect more and more people.

Challenging a will

If you want to challenge the validity of a will, or the provision it makes for you and your family, our expert team of probate dispute specialists can help.

We’re experienced professionals, and can support your challenge by drawing on the broad ranging experience of both our Inheritance and Trust Disputes team, and our Private Client team. This combination of specialist skills gives us a unique ability to deal with the many and varied forms of contested probate, and the unique complexities each case brings.

Finding sensitive solutions to your dispute

We fully understand that disputes over estates and inheritance can be distressing. They often involve close family and friends, so there’s an emotional angle as well as a legal and transactional one. With that in mind, we encourage parties to negotiate an amicable outcome wherever possible, thereby avoiding any lasting damage to their relationships.

Recognised for leadership

Legal 500 is one of the leading independent guides to legal firms, and ranks Stephens Scown highly for contentious trust and probate matters. So you know you’ll have proven expertise on your side to help achieve a successful outcome.


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