The application for probate by an executor of a will can be contested. For example if the validity of the will is challenged, probate will not be granted and will be held up until after the dispute has been resolved.
The validity of a will can be challenged in a number of ways, including allegations that it has not been executed properly or that the deceased was pressured into making the will.
Probate can also be held up if the appointment of the executor is challenged.
In the future, we will be covering the following topics:
- Can you object to the person appointed as executor under a will?
- Challenging a will: can the validity of a will be challenged?
- What can I do if I think that the will is a fake or if the testator’s signature was forged?
- What can I do if I think that the deceased was not of sound mind at the time of making the will?
- What can I do if I suspect that the deceased was pressured by someone into making or changing the will?
- How is a will cancelled or ‘revoked’?
- What are the costs of a contested probate?