Contest a Will in Portugal

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Very helpful and friendly service. Would recommend them to anyone needing assistance.
12 Jul 2024
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Service Details

Contest a Will

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service is designed for individuals in Portugal who believe their rights have been compromised in a Will. 
  • This includes direct family members, beneficiaries, or anyone with a legitimate interest, such as those upon whom the Will imposes obligations or burdens they wish to contest.
Who Is This Service For?


  • To contest a Will in Portugal, claimants must have a legal interest, such as being a direct family member or a named beneficiary. 
  • The claim may arise from various legal concerns, including doubts about the testator's mental capacity, undue influence, or procedural errors in the Will's creation.


  1. Initial Evaluation and Strategy Development: We begin by understanding your situation and formulating a strategy based on the unique aspects of Portuguese inheritance law.
  2. Document Examination and Evidence Collection: We review the contested will and related testamentary documents to identify potential legal flaws or procedural issues.
  3. Legal Representation and Negotiation: Depending on the case, we may initiate legal proceedings to challenge the will's validity or negotiate for a fair resolution.
  4. Court Representation: If the case proceeds to court, we provide expert legal representation, leveraging our deep understanding of Portuguese inheritance laws and judicial procedures.

Benefits of this Service

  • Expertise in Portuguese Inheritance Law: Our legal team specializes in Portuguese succession laws, offering you nuanced and informed guidance.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize your interests, ensuring robust representation of your rights.
  • Transparent Communication: We keep you informed throughout the process, explaining complex legal concepts in clear terms.
Benefits of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Customized Legal Strategies: Tailored approach to each case based on unique circumstances and client goals.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From initial consultation to court representation, we provide end-to-end support.
  • Multilingual Team: Our team can communicate effectively in multiple languages, accommodating international clients.
Key Features of this Service

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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