The costs of a Will dispute is often of concern to a person faced with challenging or defending a disputed Will.
Generally speaking if you are an executor of a Will that is challenged your costs will be met from the estate in due course however it is worth noting that the costs are at the discretion of the Judge so your conduct in defending the claim is important.
If you are making a claim against a disputed Will or are defending a Will the general rule is that the losing party pays the costs of the dispute, however the costs would be at the discretion of the Judge and they may order that the costs are paid from the estate or each party pays their own costs only. Every case is different and we would advise you at all stages what the costs risks maybe.
We would always explore a range of funding options with you at the outset and in certain cases we may be able to enter into a no win no fee arrangement with you.