Contesting or challenging a will
If you have been left out of a Will or received an unfair share of the Estate in the Will you may contest, challenge or dispute the Will. You can contest a Will by either challenging the validity of the Will or contesting the amount of money you have been left under the Will.
Disputes about the validity of Wills or entitlements under Wills arise in a number of circumstances.
On some occasions disappointed beneficiaries (or other persons including the executor named in the Will) approach the Court in respect of the validity of the Will. The circumstances might include:
- Where there are two Wills made close together.
- Where there is a doubt about whether the testator has actually executed the Will.
- Where there is a degree of doubt about whether the testator/ had the capacity to make the Will which is the subject of the dispute.