Disputes relating to Wills, Probate, Testamentary Gifts and Powers of Attorney
Sometimes when someone dies, the beneficiaries named in the will, or those entitled to the money from the estate if there isn’t one, may become annoyed or angry than one beneficiary has been preferred over another.
If someone that was supporting you financially has died and the terms of their will (if there is one) leaves you without that financial support, depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The intention of this Act is to avoid a situation where a family member or other dependant is left financially worse off as a result of someone’s death. Hill & Abbott can assist you in making such a claim.
If you do not feel that a will reflects the wishes of the deceased, there can be scope to challenge it if that will was made as a result of undue pressure or if the person lacked mental capacity to make it and was not thinking correctly when it was executed.
Hill & Abbott can assist you in relation to such claims and disputes about testamentary gifts.
If a will has been lost or damaged then we can assist you in reconstructing it.
We can also assist you in respect of disputes regarding Lasting Power of Attorney and whether or not the person appointed under it is exercising their power appropriately.