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Probate and Contentious Probate Solicitors in Brighton


Probate is the process of resolving a person’s affairs after they have died. All assets that they were entitled to need to be listed, scheduled with some of this information sent to HMRC to determine if there is any inheritance tax to pay. Our probate and contentious probate solicitors in Brighton can assist with executing a will to ensure the process runs as smoothly a possible during such a difficult time

How long does it take?

The complexity and length of a probate or administration can vary which is why you need a trusted probate solicitor by your side. Difficulties usually arise over disputes concerning the assets that form the estate. This could be property, bank accounts, antiques and art or stocks and shares. This could be property, bank accounts, antiques and art or stocks and shares.

We are used to dealing with all types of probates, from very small estates that just need a small amount of administration or legal advice for the executors to multi-million-pound estates that have assets in the UK, the rest of Europe or all over the world. We have experience dealing with assets in many different jurisdictions.

What are contentious probates?

Contentious Probate is the situation where a will or the estate of someone who has died is being disputed in some way. This can be by a family member who is not happy with how the will distributes assets, someone who has doubts about the authenticity of the will or disputes between executors as to how the estate should be managed.

We have a great deal of experience in disputing wills, assets, and ownership of property within an estate. Our probate and contentious probate solicitors have acted in large probates that have assets all over the world with executors in disagreement. Families can be torn apart by the disputes as the emotion of losing a loved one doesn’t help with feelings of distrust and suspicions that may already be there. With one of our trusted probate solicitors by your side, you can rest assured that we will act firmly in your best interest.

Whether you need a solicitor for probate in Brighton, nationally or internationally, we can act for you and ensure that a resolution to the dispute is found. That could be ensuring a spurious or speculative claim on an estate is defeated or making a claim from a beneficiary or executor who is not.