Our blog keeps you up to date with legal developments in estate planning, contested Wills and other matters affecting you, your family and your business. Please note that our blog is intended to be a general overview of legal issues and developments and not a substitute for professional advice on your individual circumstances.
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An estimated two thirds of adults in the UK have not made a Will. We look at what happens to your property when you die without having made a Will.
Every adult in England and Wales should have three simple legal documents in place to reduce the stress and worry should anything happen to them.
We look at the approach of the Courts in relation to assessing how much to award in claims against estates, including the recent case of Wellesley.
Put the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa and check out our top 18 surprising reasons to make a Lasting Power of Attorney rather than leaving things to chance.
Have you found yourself left out of a Will where you think the Deceased ought to have provided for you? In these circumstances, you may be able to claim.
We look at keeping your Will up to date & planning for the possibility that a beneficiary’s circumstances may have changed at the point of your death.
In this article we look at the implications of separation and divorce on your Will and offer our advice on where the pitfalls and problems can lie.
A recent claim made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 has provided food for thought on a number of points that can arise in such cases.
There are many potential pitfalls & problems with making a Lasting Power of Attorney. We reveal the common issues & why using a lawyer is a sound decision.
If someone promises you something but doesn’t take steps to carry out that promise before they die, you may be able to make a claim against their estate.