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Unfairly left out of a Will?

Unfairly left out of a Will?

Unfairly left out of a Will? Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, a person may have a valid claim against an estate if they have been left out of a will. This note provides a brief explanation of who may claim, on what basis, and for...
The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four

The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four

The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four Private Wealth Solicitors Statistics show that most parents do not have a Will or a Lasting Power of Attorney. As part of my role, I deal with probate and bereavement and I often witness first-hand the...
Welfare Deputyships: are they now easier to obtain?

Welfare Deputyships: are they now easier to obtain?

Welfare Deputyships: are they now easier to obtain? For many years now, anyone mentally capable of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPAs”) has had the option to create two types. One is over financial matters and the other is over ‘Health and Welfare’ decisions....
Executorship – To be or not to be…

Executorship – To be or not to be…

Executorship – To be or not to be… Executors are individuals or professionals chosen to administer the Estate of someone who has passed away where that person has made a Will. The person who makes the Will (‘the Testator’) can choose as many people as they wish...
Who could make a claim against my Will?

Who could make a claim against my Will?

Who could make a claim against my Will? Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, a testator’s estate, that’s a person who makes a Will and dies domiciled in England and Wales, could be presented with a claim for reasonable provision from...
My Will, my assets – so it’s my choice!

My Will, my assets – so it’s my choice!

My Will, my assets – so it’s my choice! Testators in England and Wales, that’s a person who makes a Will to the non-legal minded, have the ability to freely dispose of their assets on death as they like, without the interference from the law. This testamentary...