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CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – PROVING THAT A WILL HAS BEEN FORGED

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss proving that a Will has been forged Who has the burden of proving that a Will has been forged? Rather strangely to some, it is actually the beneficiaries of the disputed Will (which is claimed to be genuine) who bear the burden of proving that it is a perfectly valid Will.We considered this issue before […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – WHO CAN BRING A CLAIM AGAINST THE LEGAL VALIDITY OF A WILL

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss who it is who can bring claims against the legal validity of a Will Who is it who can bring claims against the legal validity of a Will? It seems strange to deal with this question but it is often an issue. We receive quite a large number of enquiries from “interested persons” such as […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – WINNABLE CLAIMS UNDER THE INHERITANCE ACT 1975 BY ADULT CHILDREN

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss which type of claims by adult under the Inheritance Act 1975 are most likely to be won The problem with claims by adult children under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975? Well what is the problem – can’t adult children win financial provision claims in Will contest and Will dispute cases? The […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – THE RISK OF LOSING YOUR WILL DISPUTE OR WILL CONTEST CLAIM

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the risk of losing a will dispute or will contest claim in relation to a will prepared by a Solicitor supported by the testator’s GP in compliance with the “golden rule” Can a Will prepared by a Solicitor who complies with the “golden rule” be overturned? In general a Will that is prepared by a […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – CASE STUDY: GRANDMOTHER’S DECISION TO LEAVE HER HOME TO HER GRANDSON IS OVERTURNED BY DISPUTED WILL

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss a recent case which they successfully resolved and reflect on the result The facts – grandmother’s decision to leave her home to her grandson is overturned by a disputed Will These are the salient facts (with some adjustment to anonymise the parties):• Our client lived with and was brought up by his grandmother and she […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – A SELECTION OF OUR WILL CONTEST AND WILL DISPUTE ENQUIRIES

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, provide some sample enquiries (anonymised) and our responses Will dispute and Will contest enquiry – “my wife witnessed a Will where I am a beneficiary” The enquiry My step father died 4 years ago, probate was granted in November 2019. The house has just sold and monies are ready to be distributed. I was named in […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – MISTAKES IN WILLS AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THEM

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss mistakes in Wills and what can be done about them What can be done to correct mistakes in Wills Mistakes pre death Mistakes before the Will writer (“testator”) has died can be corrected by two simple means: Firstly a new Will can be prepared; or Secondly a “Codicil”, which is, if you like, an addendum […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – CAN SOMEONE WITH NO OR INSUFFICIENT MENTAL CAPACITY MAKE A VALID WILL?

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss whether an individual with no or insufficient mental capacity can make a valid Will What degree of mental capacity is required to make a valid Will? This is very often the key issue in Will dispute and Will contest claims, in particular in relation to elderly relatives, many of whom, seem particularly keen to rewrite […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – IS THE INFANT OR MINOR CHILD A FAVOURED APPLICANT UNDER THE ’75 INHERITANCE ACT

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss whether the infant or minor child (a child under the age of 18) is a favoured applicant under the ’75 Inheritance Act in Will dispute and Will contest claims What issues arise in relation to infant or minor children claiming financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975? The main issues […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – WHAT IS THE CORRECT TEST OF MENTAL CAPACITY IN WILL DISPUTE CASES

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss what the correct test of mental capacity is in Will dispute and Will contest claims Why is there an issue with the appropriate test for mental capacity in Will dispute and Will contest claims? We have touched on this in a numerous previous blogs, see for example:www.willclaim.com/contesting-a-will-with-willclaim-com-understanding-capacity-to-make-a-will/ The basic point is this. An individual must […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – CAN A SPOUSE BRING A CLAIM FOR PROPRIETARY ESTOPPEL TO SECURE THE MATRIMONIAL HOME

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM SOLICITORS NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – CAN A SPOUSE BRING A CLAIM FOR PROPRIETARY ESTOPPEL TO SECURE THE MATRIMONIAL HOME What is a Proprietary Estoppel claim? We have discussed this in a previous blog, see:www.willclaim.com/proprietary-estoppel-inheritance-dispute/ Essentially the equitable concept of “proprietary estoppel” in Will dispute or Will contest claims is a device by which the courts can enforce a “binding” promise by one person […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – ESSENTIAL FACTS TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHEN ASKING US TO CONSIDER A NO WIN NO FEE ARRANGEMENT

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – ESSENTIAL FACTS TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHEN ASKING US TO CONSIDER A NO WIN NO FEE ARRANGEMENT What sort of Will dispute or Will contest claims might we deal with under a no win no fee arrangement We previously discussed the sort of claims we were likely to take on under a no win no fee arrangement in a […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – THE INHERENT DANGER OF A TRIAL

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss how trials can go horribly wrong in unexpected ways and what this means for concluding a Will contest or Will dispute claim Why is it dangerous to take a Will contest or Will dispute claim to trial? As most practitioners in this field know, a trial has an often unexpected way of drawing out facts […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – DO PRIVILEGED ADULT CHILDREN HAVE SPECIAL RIGHTS?

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss whether children brought up in relatively affluent circumstances have special rights as an adult in relation to their parents’ estate Can adult children bring a claim for financial provision if they are disinherited? We have discussed this in previous blogs. Yes, adult children can bring claims for financial provision against the estate of their parents […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT A POORLY DRAWN UP WILL?

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss some of the steps that can be taken to remedy a badly drawn up or drafted Will What can be done about a badly drawn up or drafted Will? In this instance we are discussing errors in drafting or ambiguous terms. We did previously consider issues to do with mistakes on the part of the […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – ANOTHER KNOWLEDGE AND APPROVAL CASE

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the unusual ground for contesting the legal validity of a Will in Will dispute and Will contest claims called knowledge and approval What is the requirement of knowledge and approval in Will contest and Will dispute claims? The requirement is simply this; the testator (the person making the Will) must know and approve its contents. […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM – EIGHT CLAIMS WE ARE LIKELY TO TAKE ON UNDER A NO WIIN NO FEE ARRANGEMENT

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, reveal eight claims that they are likely to take on under a no win no fee arrangement What sort of Will contest claim or Will dispute claim are we likely to take on under a no win no fee arrangement? We gave an example of a claim in a previous blog at: https://www.willclaim.com/contesting-a-will-a-recent-case-study/ Most of the […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM NO WIN NO FEE SPECIALISTS – A STARK WARNING ON COSTS TO OBSTRUCTIVE AND PICKY DEFENDANTS

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the dangers of refusing to negotiate costs in relation to Will contest and Will dispute claims What sort of behaviour in Will contest claims or Will dispute claims do the courts like to see? We have previously written about the dangers of not engaging in what the courts (Judges) describe as ADR or “alternative dispute […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM – WHAT MAKES A WORTHWHILE WILL CONTEST CLAIM

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the factors which make a Will contest claim worthwhile Why does size matter in Will contest or Will dispute claims? You will find some basic information about how to dispute and contest a Will in our earlier blogs, for example: https://www.willclaim.com/contesting-a-will-basic-principles-part-1-of-2/ It seem obvious to say this but unfortunately size does matter in Will dispute […]

CONTESTING A WILL WITH WILLCLAIM.COM – DOES AN ADULT CHILD NEED TO HAVE A MORAL CLAIM TO WIN

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss whether an adult child has to have a moral claim to win in relation to disputed and contested Wills Why would an adult child need a moral claim to win in relation to a disputed or contested Will? A moral claim is definitely not a requirement where an adult child of the deceased is bringing […]

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