Where there is a Will – there may be a dispute!
According to Saul Caplan, a director at local law firm BTMK Solicitors Limited, who has over 25 years of experience in litigation “it may not surprise you to hear that Will disputes are extremely common and tend to arise when surviving family members are upset and angry about the way in which an estate is to be divided under a Will, or where there is no Will, under the rules of intestacy.”
At BTMK we are able to advise and assist you in the following ways:-
- We can help you contest the validity of a Will if you are concerned that the Will was not executed correctly or was forged, that deceased did not have the mental capacity to make the Will, was coerced or unduly influenced into signing the Will or did not know or approve of its contents.
- If as a family member or dependant proper provision has not been made for you by the deceased either by Will or on intestacy we can advise you on the prospects of succeeding in a claim against their estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This Act gives the court a wide discretion to redistribute an estate more fairly.
It may be that you are also concerned with the conduct of the personal representatives or trustees appointed within a Will or on intestacy. If you are a disgruntled beneficiary we can advise you on your rights and if you are a personal representative or trustee we can advise you on your duties and responsibilities and assist in responding to any criticism.