probate action

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Proceedings in court to determine, for example, whether or not a disputed will is valid or to seek revocation of a previous grant of probate. Contentious probate business is dealt with by the Chancery Division of the High Court. A will may be challenged on the grounds that it was not properly executed (see execution of will), that the testator lacked testamentary capacity, that it has been revoked, that it is fraudulent, or that there was undue influence.

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