When someone dies it can be a very emotional time for friends and relatives.

Sometimes a person's will can add to this distress if the contents are a surprise or lead to arguments between different people.

Depending on the situation people may try to challenge the contents of a will. For example this could be where they believe the will itself is invalid, or because the contents did not refer to certain people or circumstances.

In other cases people may argue that a person was put under pressure when they signed their will, or that the will was not correctly written. The golden rule if you find yourself in that situation is to get legal advice on that specific situation.

Every case is unique so you will need to be confident about the facts involved before you challenge it. You should act as quickly as possible and get advice on your options.

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