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CONTESTING A WILL – UNDUE INFLUENCE IN RELATION TO LIFE TIME GIFTS (AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS)

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, consider the question of undue influence in relation to life time gifts or other transactions Can a lifetime gift or other transactions be set aside? We have previously considered how a substantial lifetime gift can be found to have been made instead of as a legacy under a Will on death (https://www.willclaim.com/successfully-challenging-a-will-can-a-substantial-lifetime-gift-defeat-a-legacy/ ) so that the […]

CONTESTING A WILL – DUTIES OF SOLICITORS IN RELATION TO WILLS

Will claim Solicitors, specialist no win no fee will dispute and will contest Solicitors, consider the duties of solicitors in relation to the formation of Wills. What duties do Solicitors have in relation to the formation of Wills? We have previously considered how a solicitor not complying with the so-called “golden rule” to have his client assessed for mental capacity in certain circumstances before completing a Will for him/her, isn’t […]

CONTESTING A WILL – HOW TO BRING A NO WIN NO FEE CLAIM AS THE DECEASED’S SURVIVINNG PARTNER OR COMMON LAW WIFE/HUSBAND

1. Do I have any rights in law to my former partner/common law wife/husband’s estate? In short, no, absent a Will in your favour. There is no right to inherit from a former partner/common law wife/husband’s estate unless the relationship was formalised by marriage or by means of a “Civil Partnership” in law which is similar to a marriage. 2. Can I bring a claim against my former partner/common law […]

don't miss the time limit on Inheritance Act claims

Don’t Delay Bringing Inheritance Act Claims

The Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act allows the dependants of a deceased person to make claims for reasonable financial provision beyond that which they have been left in the will. Inheritance Act claims don’t question the validity of the will itself. The Inheritance Act specifically aims to help individuals who were dependent on the deceased person before they passed away, such as children, spouses and other financial dependants. […]

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