Will and inheritance disputes

Blake Morgan's experienced team of Will dispute specialists have the expertise to represent you through what is often a complicated and stressful process. We always aim to handle matters in a tactful, efficient and cost effective manner.

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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.

Our expertise covers the following areas:

Will and inheritance disputes

We are able to help with the following:

  • Challenges to a Will based on lack of testamentary capacity (i.e the capacity to make a Will), lack of knowledge and approval of the contents and invalidity through undue influence/coercion.
  • Disputes between executors and beneficiaries.
  • Removal of executors.
  • Claims for negligence arising out of drafting errors in Wills
  • Claims against personal representatives in relation to their administration of an estate. in relation to the adm.
  • Actions to set aside a Will.
  • Rectification of Wills
  • Construction of Wills
  • Contested Legacies
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975

Court of Protection disputes

At Blake Morgan solicitors we are able to provide help and advice with disputes about applications to the Court of Protection for the following:

  • Disputes over the registration of enduring or lasting powers of attorney.
  • Disputed applications for statutory Wills.
  • Disputes over the appointment of Deputies for persons who have lost capacity.
  • Disputes arising from the conduct of a Deputy appointed for someone who has lost capacity.

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