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Probate Litigation

Probate Litigation

Contesting a Will

Inheiritance and Probate

Helen C.
Helen C.
18:54 21 Nov 22
I am doing Personal Probate myself. I rang John Griffin with a few questions and he took the time to take my call. He... was very helpful in guiding me through the probate apication process and answering my queries. He is our family solicitor for years and will continue to be for many more years due to the efficient service.Helenread more
Maeve H.
Maeve H.
12:16 10 Nov 22
John was very prompt with his replies to my emails regarding probate. He was very understanding and helpful with... concerns and questions I had relating to my inheritance. He spent time explaining the process to me and answering my questions in detail. His information was very useful and I appreciated his quick response to my queries.read more
Gerard K.
Gerard K.
14:05 26 May 22
John and his team are an absolute pleasure to deal with - from the moment you walk in you are made feel welcome and at... ease. John helped guide me through probate after the death of my wife and made everything from start to finish totally seamless. I have also used Griffin Solicitors for some other services (affidavit for daughters passport, wills etc). Always looked after and always so professional. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends who may need their professional services.read more
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A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Probate Litigation

It is a sad fact of life that inheritances generate disputes which sometimes lead to litigation.
Probate litigation in particular tends to be long running, expensive and bitter. It is important to obtain proper expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Proceedings involving a child of the testator who feels they have not been properly provided, under Section 117 of the Succession Act, must be issued within 6 months of the date of probating the will.

We at Griffin Solicitors offer an initial consultation service in order to inform clients of their options. Contact John Griffin at (01) 4907651 and email your factual situation to [email protected] in order to obtain top class legal advice.

The principal grounds for challenging a will are:

Lack of Testamentary Capacity: the person who made the will (testator) did not have sufficient mental understanding to make the will.

Failure to make proper provision: the testator failed to make proper provision for his/her child as a just and prudent parent would have done. This application is normally made under Section 117 of Succession Act 1965.

Undue Influence: The circumstances of the making of the will are such that the person inheriting has an actual or presumed undue influence over the testator such that the will was not fairly made and should therefore be set aside.

John Griffin

John Griffin

Principal Solicitor

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