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Is the will valid?

Our initial assessment following your email enquiry is free.

If it is agreed that we need some more information before we can establish whether you have a valid case we will agree a reasonable fixed fee to make initial enquiries on your behalf. This sum is payable in advance and can be made by card over the telephone.

Once we have the relevant information we can then assess the viability of your matter. If there is a case to pursue we can then discuss the options available, including NO WIN NO FEE and private paying. Regrettably, we are unable to take legally aided cases.

We will also discuss the funding options at this point. If it is more appropriate to charge on a private basis we will endeavour to agree a fixed fee with you.

Martin Kaye Solicitors offer advice on challenging the validity of a will.

Grounds to challenge the validity of a will:

  1. Did he/she intend to make a will?

  2. Was the will executed (signed and witnessed) properly?

  3. Was it the deceased's last will?

  4. Did the deceased have legal capacity when he/she made the will?

  5. Did the deceased have mental capacity (sound mind, memory and understanding) when he/she made the will?

  6. Did the deceased know and approve the contents of his will?

  7. Did the deceased make the will of his/her own free will (no undue influence)?

  8. There is evidence of fraud or forgery

  9. There is evidence that the will was revoked

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Our initial assessment following your email enquiry is free.

If it is agreed that we need some more information before we can establish whether you have a valid case we will agree a reasonable fixed fee to make initial enquiries on your behalf. This sum is payable in advance and can be made by card over the telephone.