The dramatic rise in house values in recent decades and the increasingly complex nature of family relationships (including second and third families) have played a significant role in contributing to a rise in the number of disputes over inheritance and Wills.
We have the experience to advise you of the merits of your potential claim, guide you through the process of challenging a Will and establish your entitlement under the intestacy rules (or perhaps an earlier Will). We can also assist you with defending such a claim. We provide pragmatic advice with a view to achieving an early resolution between the parties, either by negotiation or through Court proceedings.
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At Blake Morgan solicitors we are able to provide help and advice with disputes about applications to the Court of Protection for the following:
People who want to leave money to a good cause in their Will are being urged to check with their chosen charity first to make sure the gift can be used as they intended.
People who own digital currency such as Bitcoins risk their funds being lost forever after they die unless they leave a “digital trail” for relatives to follow, experts have warned.
A lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in the south has joined the private client team at Blake Morgan.
Most Wills are pretty unexciting documents, but occasionally we hear of an odd bequest someone has made which provide a little more entertainment. Our expert explains the rights of a charity who have been left money for a specific purpose.
Leaving a legacy in your Will can be a thoughtful way to support a charity that's important to you, and many charities rely heavily on legacies for survival. But if a loved one dies without leaving a legacy to a charity in their Will, is it too late?
Your university, school, or a cause close to your heart – If you were to leave a gift to charity in your Will, which charity would you choose?
The Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 ("the 2014 Act") is the result of a 6 year project by the Law Commission, and private client practitioners should be well aware of its provisions.
It is an old story and yet a familiar one. Naunakhte made her will with one predominant motive: to disinherit three of her children who had not looked after her properly.