Inheritance Disputes

The death of a loved one is always distressing. Problems can arise when people don’t receive what they expected.  Will challenges and claims can be extremely stressful.

Whatever the nature of your inheritance dispute we will use our knowledge and experience to help you.  We can advise on your case and discuss the funding options available to you.

We can help with a wide variety of disputes relating to Wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection issues including:

  • Negligently drafted wills
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Arguments over Mental Capacity
  • Will disputes based on suggestion of undue influence
  • Allegations of invalid procedure or fraud
  • Disputes involving Executors or Trustees
  • Disputed Powers of Attorney
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Cases involving estoppel and constructive trusts

If you have any concerns about a loved one’s Will or you are currently disputing the validity of a Will we can review the Will and try to establish whether or not it is valid. If we can prove that the Will is invalid we can support you through the dispute.

Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, legal protection is available for spouses, children and other dependents where a person has died without leaving sufficient money for their continued wellbeing. If you feel that you may be entitled to make a claim against an estate contact our experts.  Factors that the Court will consider when dealing with Inheritance Act claims include:

  • The financial needs of the person making the claim
  • The financial needs of any beneficiary of the estate
  • The responsibilities the deceased had with regard to the person making the claim, or to any beneficiary of their estate
  • The value of the deceased’s estate
  • Any disability, mental or physical, of the person making the claim, or any existing beneficiary of the estate
  • Other issues, such as the conduct of the person making the claim

Get in touch

For further information about our services or to make an appointment please contact:

Peter Davies

pdavies@daveylaw.co.uk

Cirencester
01285 654975

Michael Brady

mbrady@daveylaw.co.uk

Cirencester
01285 654975

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