What is contested probate?


Unfortunately, disputes over wills do occur. It can be a very upsetting and stressful experience, particularly where the dispute is between family members.

A will may be contested for a variety of reasons. The main reason is generally because someone was not included in a will or did not receive what they believe they should have received.

Other common reasons are that the will is invalid because the person making the will did not have the capacity to make the will or was unduly influenced, or that a later will exists.

In this section we have set out the things you need to know about contested probate, such as valid reasons for contesting a will and how you go about doing it. In addition to being stressful, contested probate can be a very complex area of law – it is advisable to get legal advice.

If you would like to obtain expert legal advice then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local specialist solicitors please call us on 0808 129 5761.

Quick enquiry form
Area of law:

More information:

Contact Law supports the endeavours of STAE and commends all the work they are undertaking to assist in the plight of the Asian Elephant


We use cookies on the Contact Law site to help us improve it.

If you would like to allow our cookies, please click 'Continue' or carry on browsing. For more information on cookies and how to change your settings, click 'More info'.