Disputes about Wills

When someone makes a Will setting how they intend their assets to be divided, they want to be certain that their wishes will be respected after they die.  For that reason, it is difficult to challenge provisions in a will, but in limited circumstances, if there are suspicions that theiir wishes can be challenged or altered.

Sometimes, the circumstances when the will was drafted are suspicious, there may be questions about whether the deceased had capacity to make a will, or perhaps there is a concern that they were influenced by someone or didn’t understand what they were doing.  In those circumstances, whether you are the executor or a beneficiary you may need to seek expert advice.

A beneficiary who did not receive sufficient maintenance from the estate then they may be entitled to make a claim for a larger share under the provisions of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (see disputes about inheritance).

For more information contact rw@startpointlaw.co.uk or telephone 01548 288008