Contesting a will

The grounds for contesting a will

If a will does not include the true intentions of the person making the will, or if the will has not been executed correctly, it may be invalid and can therefore be contested. Our guide takes you through the grounds for contesting a will.

Guide to funding a litigation claim

Before you can decide whether to pursue or defend a claim, you need to know how much the process will cost, when the fees will need to be paid and what the options are for funding those costs. There are various ways in which the costs of litigation can be managed, budgeted or funded.

A guide to contesting a will

Whatever the type of will dispute, our guide explores what you need to consider and what is possible if you are thinking of contesting a will whether this is in relation to the way that the will has been made or the way the will is being executed.

Guide to bereavement and probate

When a loved one or friend passes away, there are a number of matters that need to be dealt with during a difficult time. Probate, which includes administering an estate, dealing with HM Revenue & Customs, and communicating and providing information to beneficiaries can be challenging. Some tasks need to be dealt with quickly whilst others can be carried out at a later date.

Guide to wills

Did you know that if you die without having made will then everything you own could end up going to the state rather than the people you intended to benefit? For example, if you die leaving family members who are financially dependent upon you (such as a spouse or children), it is the law that stipulates who will inherit your estate. This guide covers everything you need to know about a last will and testament.

Guide to administering an estate

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about administering an estate. What is a grant of representation? This is the court order authorising the personal representatives to deal with the administration of the estate. Where the deceased left a will the grant of representation is known as a grant of probate and where the deceased died intestate (did not leave a will) the grant of representation is known as a grant of letters of administration.

Guide for what to do when someone dies

When someone dies there are lots of things to do, this guide will explain the steps you need to take at this sad time. All deaths need to be registered. Anyone present at the death can do this. Alternatively, registration can be undertaken by the person arranging the funeral or by a relation living in the locality of the person who has died.

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