It is unusual but it can sometimes be the case that a fraudulent Will has been created as a façade of the true situation. It could be that someone has intervened to create a Will that is just unthinkable of the person you know, or you just have that feeling that something is not right.

If you have a suspicion that the deceased’s signature is not theirs you could challenge the content of the Will as being a forgery and so it is imperative to seek legal advice. Call us on 0161 930 5151, e-mail or fill in the enquiry form and one of our wills dispute experts will call you back.

Gorvins Approach to Fraudulent Wills

To deem a Will invalid due to fraud you would need to obtain original examples of the deceased’s signature ideally from around the date when the deceased allegedly signed the Will. You must bear in mind that as people get older their signature will change, particularly if they were elderly when they signed the Will.

Once the appropriate evidence has been gathered it would usually be necessary to acquire a handwriting report from an expert.

Fraud is a very serious allegation. If you cannot prove it in Court it is likely that the Court will punish you by assessing that the costs of bringing the action to Court (by yourself and your opponent) should be paid by you which is why allegations of fraudulent Wills must be handled by a professional who is experienced in this type of legal work.

How can Gorvins Help?

If you suspect that a Will is fraudulent and want to take action speak to one of our experts by calling 0161 930 5151, e-mail or fill in the enquiry form and we will call you back.


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