Contentious Probate Dispute


It is a sad reality that when a loved one passes away, the grieving process is made even more complex by disputes over a will. Often, historical family issues once again come to light, someone feels they should have been more included, or in the case of a sudden death, there may be no will at all, making decisions incredibly difficult. 

Temperley Taylor’s team of dedicated contentious probate advisors have years of experience dealing with sensitive family disputes and always seek to achieve an early, cost-effective resolution for you and your family. Call our team of solicitors today to find how we can help you. Contact our Heywood office on 01706 623 511 or our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411. You can also send us an online enquiry and a member of our team will get back to you.

What is a probate dispute?

A probate dispute is any disagreement relating to the administration of a deceased person’s estate, whether it involves a dispute over the assets, the interpretation of a will, or dealing with difficult executors or feuding beneficiaries.

In some cases, family members argue that a will is not valid, as it was made under duress, or the owner of the will did not have the required mental capacity to understand what they were agreeing to.

Making a claim

If differences cannot be resolved then it is important to take advice from a legal specialist who will use their knowledge and experience to help all parties involved come to an amicable resolution. 

The circumstances of each case are unique, which is why our advisors listen and respond to your individual needs. We act on behalf of beneficiaries, dependents, administrators and executors, and deal with a variety of aspects within contentious probate including: 

  • Claims regarding the negligent drafting of wills
  • Challenges to the validity of a will
  • Challenges to the appointment of executors
  • Disputes over the administration of a will
  • Inheritance Act claims

Contact us today

For more information and to find out how we can help your claim, speak to a member of our contentious probate team today. Contact our Heywood office on 01706 623 511 or our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.