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Can Grandchildren Contest a Will in the UK?

Introduction The answer to the question of ‘can grandchildren contest a will in the UK?’ is generally yes, but the procedure is not always straightforward. Whether or not a grandchild can contest a will depends on multiple factors, such as how complex the will is and the relationship between the grandchild and the deceased. This article will discuss the relevant laws and provide an overview of the process involved in […]

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Are Joint Accounts Part of an Estate in the UK?

When a person dies, their assets and liabilities become part of their estate. This includes any money held in a joint account, which can be complicated to deal with. Due to the different regulations surrounding joint accounts in the UK, it’s important that you learn about what’s involved in joint accounts and are joint accounts part of an estate in the UK. What is a joint account? A joint account […]

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How Do You Receive Money From a Will in the UK?

A will is a legal document that states how a person’s estate should be distributed upon their death. It is a legally binding document and should be properly drafted and executed to ensure that it is valid. If you have been named as a beneficiary in a will, you may be due to receive money from the deceased’s estate. In this article, we will discuss how you do receive money […]

Time Limits in Will Dispute and Will Contest Claims

Time Limits in Will Dispute and Will Contest Claims

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss time limits in will dispute and will contest claims In general what are the time limits in Will dispute and Will contest claims? Very generally, in England and Wales the following time limits are likely to apply to disputes arising in connection with Wills and estates in England and Wales: Limitation Act 1980 (legislation.gov.uk) Limitation […]

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Can a Will Be Changed After Death?

Introduction A will is a legal document that outlines how you want your estate to be distributed after your death. If you die without making a will, the rules of intestacy state how assets should be divided up. These are more complicated than simply passing everything onto next of kin, so it’s worth talking to a solicitor about creating one as soon as possible – before you die! After death, […]

Re Ramus a Surviving Spouse Claim That Failed

Re Ramus a Surviving Spouse Claim That Failed

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, discuss Re Ramus [2022] EWHC 2309 where the surviving widow’s claim failed Re Ramus [2022] EWHC 2309 – how did a claim by the surviving widow fail? The case of Re Ramus [2022] EWHC 2309 was a claim by a so-called favoured applicant for financial provision under section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and […]

Can an Executor Benefit From a Will

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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 […]

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