You can contest a Will which you believe to be a result of fraud or forgery.
Forgery usually occurs when someone tries to forge the testator’s signature. We can then challenge a will on the basis that it is invalid as the correct formalities have not been followed. Allegations of forgery often go hand in hand with claims that the Will has not been correctly executed. The evidence of those who witnessed the Will should be essential in these cases.
Fraud can also occur when someone dishonestly poisons the mind of the testator against those who would have otherwise benefitted under the Will. For example, convincing the testator that a relative is stealing from them, when you know this to be untrue, for the purpose of ensuring they are excluded from the Will, amounts to fraud.
We have a dedicated team who can challenge a Will on the basis of fraud or forgery. For more information, please contact us today to discuss contesting a Will.