The cost of contesting a will depends on many factors, including the complexity of the mater, the level of co-operation between the executor and the person contesting, the strength of the contesting person’s claim, how much external evidence (e.g. medical reports, forensic accountants reports) are needed to establish the contesting person’s claim and the length of time it takes to resolve the application. If cost will be an important factor for you, we recommend speaking to a specialist estate lawyer, who can run through your options and give you an estimate of potential costs based on your specific situation.
For more information on contesting a will, visit our will disputes page. Alternatively, feel free to contact our friendly team – we can help you figure out the best course of action for your specific situation.