The UK’s Trusted Probate Specialists
Often when wills are contested the estate administration is often put on hold until the dispute is resolved.
If you are an executor and are unhappy with a will, then it is important that you either renounce probate or let another executor named in the will administer the estate otherwise there is a risk, that your role as an executor could be compromised as it is unlikley you would want to probate a will that you are unahppy with. Typically, an independent solicitor is often best placed to obtain probate. In certain cases, for example when there is a property in an estate, an independent solicitor ( subject to the parties agreement ) can obtain what is a called a limited grant – this enables the estate assets to be collected ( for example the sale of a property ) but not distributed until the dispute has been resolved.
It is important that you always seek advice if you are an executor of a will, otherwise there is always the risk that a beneficiary could apply to the Court to have you removed as an Executor on the grounds that you are not acting in the best interests of the estate.
If you are an executor and are unhappy with a will, contact Tim Murden on 01482 429985 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org we act for clients across the UK and specialise in will disputes, and act for many Executors involved in will disputes.