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Best Probate Dispute Legal Advice UK – Challenging a Will in England & Wales vs Scotland

Needing the best probate disputes lawyers in the UK? If you need to challenge a will / make a probate claim get in touch here to ask us for help –  we’re always happy to try to give you a steer in the right direction. Additionally, here are some of the top probate disputes law firms in the UK  to consider:-

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Challenging a Will in the UK

You may be able to challenge the will if a family member has passed away and they haven’t left you what you expected to get in their Will, but only under certain circumstances. The legal rules are different in Scotland vs England & Wales as follows:-

Challenging a Will in Scotland

For Scotland, there are certain ‘Legal Rights’ for spouses, civil partners and children for which see Turcan Connell’s guide here.

Essentially in Scotland, a surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to 1/3 of the deceased’s moveable estate if the deceased person has children (or their descendants) or to 1/2 in the absence of children (or their descendants). And children are (between them) entitled to 1/3 of the net moveable estate if the deceased has a spouse or civil partner. In the absence of such a spouse or civil partner, such children would (between them) be entitled to 1/2 of the net moveable estate.

Contesting a Will in England & Wales

Contrastingly, there is no automatic entitlement to the estate where a Will has been left in England & Wales.  Nevertheless, certain family members / dependants can make a claim – the relevant legal provisions for doing so are set out in the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and it is recommend that you speak to a probate disputes lawyer to help you make your claim.

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