Disputes of this nature are becoming more and more common. This is due to two main factors. Firstly, rising property prices mean that when someone dies they are often leaving a very valuable estate. Secondly families often have more complicated arrangements with second or third marriages more common and step children from previous relationships.
Disputes in relation to wills often fall into two categories.
- Firstly, you may believe that the will of a relative is not genuine or at the time the will was made your relative was suffering from dementia and may not have known what they were doing.
- Secondly, you may believe that you have been wrongly excluded from a relatives will. Although people are normally free to leave their estate to whom they want certain classes of people (for example children our spouses) have the right to challenge a will if they have not had reasonable provision made for them.
Disputes in relation to wills and estates need careful and sensitive handling. They often involve disputes between family members whilst people are still grieving.
Often early sensible legal advice in relation to these issues can help resolve matters. We work hard for our clients to obtain a speedy resolution.
If you have any issues in relation to wills and inheritance disputes please do not hesitate to contact Edward Powell on 01206 239755 who is happy to have a no obligation and no fee chat about your options.
If you have any concerns it is important to act quickly because very strict time limits apply to disputes of this nature