I have a suspicion that the deceased person was not fully aware of the decisions they were making about their Will. What can I do?

A: If you suspect the deceased lacked mental capacity to make a Will, you should consult a solicitor to make enquiries because there is a protocol which should be followed – it is called the “ACTAPS Protocol” on the website of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors – see www.actaps.com This sets out steps which must be taken to investigate the position, including making enquiries with the deceased’s GP to check capacity.