The death of a family member is always distressing. Your stress will only increase if the validity of the deceased’s Will is challenged or if claims are made by others for a portion of the estate.
If a family member has either not left you any gift in their estate or perhaps, a gift is not what you were expecting it to be, you may be able to challenge the Will. The main way to make a claim against an estate is under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This law sets out different groups of people who are entitled to make a claim against the deceased person’s estate.
Whether you are the one who wants to challenge the validity of a Will, if you feel you have been unfairly left out or not been adequately provided for, or if you are the one who is acting as an executor of a Will that somebody else is contesting, we are here to help.
We are also able to help with the following disputes:
- Caveats, warnings and appearances
- Court of Protection disputes
- Contesting a trust
- Contesting a Will
- Estate administration issues
- Inheritance Act claims
Our fees are calculated on a time costed basis. This means that we charge an hourly rate for the total amount of time it has taken us to work on your file. This will include time spent meeting with you and others, time spent travelling and waiting, considering, drafting and working on documents and correspondence, and making and receiving telephone calls. The hourly rates in the WTP team range from £110.00 to £201.00 + VAT.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.
Our team are highly knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of Wills and Probate. They are passionate about helping people take control of their affairs and ensuring rights and wishes are upheld. The team will put you at your ease immediately – while their professionalism and eye for detail will have you leaving relaxed and reassured.
We can meet with you personally in the comfort of our offices in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. If you are physically unable to attend any of our offices, a home visit can be arranged.