We understand how painful it is when you lose a loved one and how upsetting it can be if a dispute then arises. It is naturally upsetting for people to discover that someone close to them has favoured another person in their will or has not provided them with the expected financial protection on their death.
Unfortunately, many people fail to make a will at all, which results in a person dying intestate. This means that the estate is split between the surviving relatives in accordance with certain rules. This can be relatively straightforward. However sometimes, it can lead to significant litigation from the deceased person’s family.
It is important that specialist legal advice is taken as soon as possible after a death to ensure that the ability to challenge the distribution of an estate or the validity of a Will is not lost. Strict time limits operate and you could lose out if you do not act quickly.
Our team can provide advice upon, amongst other matters, inheritance and Wills disputes, disputes over the validity and construction of Wills and Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, together with proprietary claims upon the basis of estoppel or trust law.
Contact – Tony Bradshaw
Contact – Lee Peckham