Can an Executor Benefit From a Will?

Every will claim expert has been asked, “Can an executor benefit from a will?” This is a question that pops up time and time again when it comes to contesting wills and the legality of who can and who cannot inherit. An executor may wear many “hats” in their role of handling the final wishes of a testator – and here we take a closer look at how their inheritance […]

Can You Contest a Will After Probate?

The death of a loved one is always a time of deep sadness and the opportunity to bring a family together during a time of sorrow and need. When it comes to the division of a departed loved one’s assets during this time, all family members will undoubtedly want the process to be a smooth and fair one without complications. However, if a will is found to not be equally […]

How Do You Know When Probate Is Granted?

When a person dies, they usually leave a will instructing an estate executioner on how to carry out their final wishes regarding their estate. Beneficiaries and other parties of interest may respect and agree on the choice of an executioner, and the process proceeds smoothly. Alternatively, some may disagree, and a fight over the estate ensues. Either way, nothing can be done about the estate until there is a grant […]

How Long After Probate Can Funds Be Distributed in the UK?

Probate is the judicial process of dealing with an individual’s estate after they have died, but how long after probate can funds be distributed in the UK? Well, the process involves having a will validated and approved by the courts to stand as a legitimate last testament of the person who has died. Essentially, it is a process by which permission is granted to ensure the wishes outlined in the […]

How Long After Probate Can a Will Be Contested?

Probate is the legal right to deal with someone’s money, property and possessions. The person responsible for managing probate is called an “executor” or “administrator”. However, there are cases where someone can contest a will after it has been granted probate, usually because they believe that it was made under undue influence or fraudulently by another party involved in the case. In this blog, we answer the question, ‘how long […]

How Long After Probate Granted Will I Get My Money

After the passing of a loved one, handling the estate can be challenging in a variety of ways – and the legal aspects of carrying out their wishes can present difficulties. Those looking for a deeper understanding of the timeframes they can expect often ask “how long after probate granted will I get my money?” Here, we explore the standard timeframes you can expect, and how this may impact those […]

How Long Do You Have to Contest a Will?

The time limit for contesting a will can vary significantly, and it depends on the nature of your dispute. If you are considering contesting a will, you should seek legal advice straight away. In some circumstances, delays in contesting a will may affect the outcome of the case. This is because deferring making a claim can be considered to indicate that you accept that the will is valid. Delays can […]

How to Deal With Being Disinherited by Parents in the UK

It is a common misconception that no matter what the relationship was like between the parent and child, the child will automatically inherit when the parent dies. The truth is that this is not always the case. If this has happened to you, read on to find out our advice for how to deal with being disinherited by parents in the UK. Why have I been disinherited by my parents? […]

Jurisdiction in Inheritance Act Claims and The Merry Widow

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss how the court’s jurisdiction works in Inheritance Act claims and the “merry widow” How does the Court’s jurisdiction works in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975? Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 are claims for financial provision from the deceased’s estate which are usually made […]

How to Get a Copy of a Will Before Probate

Introduction In the event of a loved one’s death, you may need to obtain copies of their will. While this process is generally simple, it can be complicated by the involvement of the probate court — which means there are a few things you should know before requesting copies. A will is a legal document used to distribute your estate after death. If you need to obtain a copy of […]

How to Get a Copy of a Will Online in the UK

If you have recently faced a bereavement and are trying to find out more about your loved one’s wishes, you might be wondering how to get a copy of a will online in the UK. It can be a fairly simple process, but this can vary depending on your circumstances. Read on to find out more about what you will need to do. How to get a copy of a […]

How to Write a Response to a Caveat Warning

The execution of a will or estate can be a complex and confusing process, full of potential pitfalls such as contestation. However, some of these potential problems can be mitigated by writing a response to a caveat warning. In this article, we will look at how to write a response to a caveat warning. What is a caveat warning? A caveat warning is a statement included in a will or […]

Is a Will a Public Document?

When it comes to contesting wills, one of the main concerns friends and family members of a testator may have is wondering whether or not they are able to access a will. Is a will a public document or will you need to be named in the will in order to access it? We take a look at when a will is a public document and how you can contest […]

The Rules of Intestacy

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the rules of intestacy What are the rules of intestacy and when do they apply? The rules of intestacy determine who inherits from a deceased persons estate when he/she dies without a Will. Whilst in England and Wales a person can make a Will leaving his/her estate to whomever he/she wants to (and thereby disinherit […]

Is There a Time Limit on Probate?

On top of the emotional turmoil you must grapple with after losing a loved one, you also have to deal with their estate. With so much going on, it can be challenging to figure out the right time to apply for probate. This article answers the question, “Is there a time limit on probate?” and guides you on how to go about the whole process. What is probate? Probate is […]

Once Probate Has Been Granted What Happens Next

After a friend or loved one has passed away, the matter of their estate is one of the most prevalent concerns for those involved. This process can become even more complicated when it comes to the subject of contesting wills, and when the best time to approach this may be. Probate can be difficult to understand at the best of times – and once probate has been granted, what happens […]

Reasons to Contest a Will

If you have been left out of a will, or feel that the terms of the will are unfair to you, you may be able to contest it. In this article, we examine different reasons to contest a will and what steps you need to take if you want your inheritance changed. Reasons to contest a will In some cases, you may feel that the will isn’t legally valid. For […]

What Is a Mirrored Will?

A mirrored will is a legal document that sees one person in a couple leave their estate and assets to their partner when they pass away. In this blog, we look in more detail at ‘what is a mirrored will?’ and share some key information behind it. What is a mirrored will? Put simply, mirror wills are a pair of wills that a couple makes when they want to mirror […]

More Detail About Jointly Owned Property

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, provide more detail about jointly owned property Jointly owned property – do the Will or rules of intestacy even apply to it? The question of whether estate property is jointly owned and if so the type of joint ownership can determine if that property (which is usually the largest estate asset) falls to be dealt with […]

Requirements for a Constructive Trust And Formalities for Property Disposition

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss the Court of Appeal decision in Hudson v Hathway Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWCA Civ 1648 The recent Court of Appeal decision in Hudson v Hathway has clarified the requirements for a common intention constructive trust and the requirements for property disposition in the modern age. Here is the link: Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWCA […]