Will and Inheritance Disputes
Losing someone close to us is one of the saddest events any of us will ever face in life. Unfortunately, more often than not, it is a situation that can be made worse where that person has not made provision for you or someone close to you in their will.
This can happen for a number of reasons. For example, the will may have been drafted many years ago and is out of date, or it may be out of touch with the intentions of your loved one. Another example that we regularly deal with is that someone may have influenced your loved to change the direction of the will, or simply that a family member has unfairly been left out of the will. The will could have been carelessly drafted by a solicitor, or may be invalid as a legal document.
Whatever the reason, the experts at The Claims Partnership can help investigate the will and advise you and your family as to whether you have a claim.
What kind of inheritance disputes can we help with?
- Fraud – fraudulent or forged wills
- Invalid wills
- Domicile issues
- Breaches of trust
- Asset recovery
- Tracing claims for trustees
- Professional negligence
- Rectification of wills
- Misappropriation of estate or trust property
Who can make a will and inheritance dispute claim?
- A spouse or civil partner of the deceased
- A person being cared for by the deceased prior to their death
- A divorced spouse, separated spouse or separated civil partner of the deceased. They must not have remarried or entered into another civil relationship
- Any children of the deceased, including adults
- Any person who was treated by the deceased as their child. As well as natural children, this also includes children and adults who were fostered, adopted or became stepchildren, or anyone else that the deceased looked upon as being their child
- Any person living with the deceased for a minimum of two years prior to them dying
Can you advise me on a current inheritance situation?
Yes, we can. Our expert solicitors can provide you with free advice if you are concerned about an inheritance situation or if you believe that an executor or administrator of the will is not performing their job properly, or if you dispute the identity of any person receive gifts under the will.
We can also assist if you believe that the deceased may have lacked mental capacity to may have been unduly influenced when they made their will.