In the case of an unexpected death, family and friends are often left to find out whether their loved one had a will. Even when one exists, its validity can be contested or an underlying family dispute may give rise to challenging the will, and such issues are likely to result in litigation.
Our experienced lawyers deal with these types of cases with tact and diplomacy to achieve the best result for you.
Areas of Wills & Probate Expertise
We handle the following types of cases:
- Disputed wills based on allegations of fraud, mental capacity, and undue influence.
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Disputes involving Executors or Trustees
- Negligently drafted wills and professional negligence claims
- Disputed Powers of Attorney
Only a legally enforceable will can ensure that an estate is distributed according to the deceased’s wishes. If court proceedings become necessary, we will advise you on your entitlements and the likely outcome of such action, guiding you to ensure the best possible solution is reached.
Without a will, the law will decide who should take control of your affairs and how your assets will be distributed. It is important that a will is clearly written to reflect your wishes and avoid the possibility of any potential challenges.
We are also able to advise our clients on the most tax efficient methods of dealing with their property before death and in the event of their death. This includes:
- Asset protection
- Power of attorney
- Probate and estate administration
- Tax planning
Over the years we have assisted our clients in managing their family affairs and advised them on all aspects of wills, trusts and related matters.