Contest a Will in Cyprus

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Very helpful and friendly service. Would recommend them to anyone needing assistance.
12 Jul 2024
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Contest a Will

This service is available across Cyprus

Who would find this Service useful?

In Cyprus, contesting a Will is a structured process guided by specific legal grounds under the Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195. This service provides comprehensive assistance for those seeking to challenge a will's validity based on various legal criteria, specifically:

  • Individuals who believe a will does not reflect the true intentions of the deceased due to undue influence, lack of capacity, or improper execution.
  • Beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries contesting the distribution of assets specified in a Will.
Who would find this Service useful?


It is helpful to have the following in order to support a claim:

  • Evidence supporting claims of undue influence, fraud, or the testator's incapacity at the time of the will's creation.
  • Documentation or witness testimony challenging the will's execution or alleging professional negligence in its drafting.


  1. Initial Review: Assessment of the will's contents and the circumstances of its drafting to identify potential legal challenges.
  2. Legal Representation: Engaging with the legal system to file a contestation, including preparing necessary documents and representing the client in court.
  3. Expert Advice: Providing guidance on the nuances of Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195, and its application to the client's case.


  • Expertise in Cyprus Law: Deep understanding of Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195, ensuring accurate legal advice and effective representation.
  • Customized Legal Strategies: Tailored approaches to contest a will, designed to meet the specific needs and objectives of each client.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to courtroom advocacy, offering full support throughout the contestation process.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Detailed examination of legal grounds for contestation, including lack of legal capacity, invalid execution, undue influence, and fraud, as stipulated by Section 23 of the Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195​​​​.
  • Guidance on procedural requirements for challenging a will, ensuring compliance with all legal standards and maximising the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
  • Support in navigating the complexities of Will disputes, with a focus on achieving a resolution that reflects the true intentions of the deceased.
  • Contesting a will in Cyprus requires a thorough understanding of local laws and a strategic approach to litigation. By leveraging specific provisions of the Cyprus Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195, our service aims to provide clients with the best possible chance of success in challenging a will that may not accurately represent the wishes of the deceased
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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