When can a Will be Challenged?

When can a Will be Challenged?

When can a Will be Challenged? Families are complicated affairs and unfortunately the death of a loved one can expose the cracks in inter-family relations. Perhaps you have been cut out of a parent’s or partner’s Will when you were not expecting to be. You may be...
To have or not to have – What is testamentary capacity?

To have or not to have – What is testamentary capacity?

To have or not to have – What is testamentary capacity? In England and Wales, a person making a will must be able to fully understand what they are doing at that time. Legally, this called having ‘testamentary capacity’. If a person did not have testamentary...
Male Heirs, Beliefs and Culture vs UK Law

Male Heirs, Beliefs and Culture vs UK Law

Male Heirs, Beliefs and Culture vs UK Law The rich tapestry of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds present in the United Kingdom can on occasions lead to a clash between the application of the laws of the land and an individual’s deeply held beliefs and cultural...
Disputing Inheritance – What is contentious probate?

Disputing Inheritance – What is contentious probate?

Are you looking to contest a Will or perhaps you are experiencing a probate or inheritance dispute? Our dispute resolution team are talking about Wills, inheritance and probate disputes. The Legal Room UK · Disputing Inheritance - What is contentious probate? Listen...
Family dispute – have you been left out of a family Will?

Family dispute – have you been left out of a family Will?

Family dispute – have you been left out of a family Will? Have you been cut out of your parents Will or your partner’s Will when you expected to receive something? Maybe your siblings who are better off financially than you have inherited all of your parent’s...
Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection

Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection

Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection When a person loses their mental capacity, their families – already facing difficulties following the loss of capacity itself – are often presented with a sudden need to make decisions on their...
Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death.

Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death.

Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death. There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Most people plan for the former by writing their Will. Your Will clearly sets out who will inherit your estate after the sad event of your death, naming your...
Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive!

Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive!

Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive! The standard position is that two or more people (often all family members) are appointed as the Executors in the Will of the individual – for the purposes of this article we will call her “Joan”....