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:
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The Supreme Court has made a judgment on the case where Heather Ilott contested her mother's will after she left her entire estate to charities that she had no connection with. Here is an overview of the case.
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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.