Inheritance & Trusts Disputes
Pursuing what is rightfully yours
Inheritance Law & Trusts Disputes
With increasing financial pressures and decreasing returns on savings, people are becoming more reliant on inherited wealth and fighting for their share if they feel short-changed. That fact, coupled with the increasing number of complex family structures and an ageing population, has resulted in a significant rise in these sorts of inheritance disputes.
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult, but even more so if you feel that a family member’s wishes have not been fulfilled, or like you haven’t received what is rightfully yours.
The reasons for bringing an inheritance claim can be broad and varied; from questions over the validity of wills including issues of mental capacity and undue influence, to claims for financial provision and disputes with executors. No matter the cause of your dispute, inheritance solicitors can talk you through the process and your options, and resolve the dispute for you, whether that is through mediation or negotiation, or court proceedings.
- You need to understand your options and the merits of your claim. Our empathetic, yet resolute inheritance lawyers, ensure you have the right advice and guidance to help you to seek a positive outcome
- We don’t sit on the fence. We give you clear advice about the merits of your claim, and using our extensive experience of dealing with these claims, we give you clear guidance as to the best way to achieve your aims
- For charities, legacy donations form an increasingly large part of your income, and to have your bequests challenged can delay and reduce that much-needed income. We support charities in dealing with those inheritance disputes, in a sensitive and practical way, and ensuring the protection of the charity’s reputation at all times
Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?
We will work hard to achieve the positive results for you need. We are one of only a few firms who have members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); and can support you on inheritance and trusts disputes – large and small.
- Known for our personal touch, we know that inheritance can be a sensitive subject. Our inheritance solicitors will advise you on a range of options to resolve your dispute quickly and smoothly.
- Our inheritance lawyers have all of the expertise you need and will always be on hand to advise you on a wide range of issues.
Trusted advice with a personal touch
We understand that the emotions in inheritance disputes can be high. Disputes of this nature can be costly, both financially and emotionally, and we work with you to ensure a positive outcome. Our compassionate and determined team are aware of your challenges, practical in approach and set on securing you the best possible outcome.
Your journey through the legal process
Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging inheritance solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:
- Once you’ve submitted a contact form via the enquire now panel to the right of this page, a member of our team will call you back to discuss your enquiry
- You’ll then receive an initial consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to understand in more detail the issues you’re facing
- Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents. We will work closely alongside you to ensure that whichever private client service you are interested in we are here to support you and find you the right solution
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