Writing a Will and Inheritance Tax
Ensure your estate is left to the beneficiaries of your choice and minimise the risk of a dispute arising in the future.
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At Heald Solicitors in Milton Keynes, we know how stressful and upsetting it can be to deal with such sensitive issues at what is already a difficult time. We can talk through your options with you and let you know what your rights are.
If you feel that you have been excluded from a Will and that you may be missing out on an inheritance that you feel you are entitled to, it can be hard to know where to turn.
Our Wills solicitors are experts in contesting Wills and contentious probate and we are often able to resolve matters without recourse to the courts. We are tactful, sensitive and approachable and we will do all we can to support and advise you throughout. We will make sure we are available to speak to you as needed to discuss progress and to answer any questions you may have.
If you want to fully understand your rights and find out whether you are entitled to bring a claim, please give us a call and we will do all we can to help.
We are tactful, sensitive and approachable and we will do all we can to support and advise you throughout.
There are a number of grounds for contesting a Will. It may be that the Will is invalid because, for example, it was not properly drafted or signed. Other common reasons are that the person who made the Will did not have the mental capacity at the time to understand what they were signing or they were unduly influenced by someone.
Or it could be that you have been left out of a Will or not received the amount you believe that you are entitled to. In this case, you may be able to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. For example, if you were married to the deceased, their former spouse, their child, or were living with them continually for two years or more before they died, or you were being financially maintained by them, you may be able to make a claim against the estate.
We can check that you have the right grounds for contesting a Will and represent you in a legal action to ensure that you receive the inheritance that you are entitled to.
An Inheritance Act claim should be started within six months of the date on which probate was granted. It is sometimes possible to ask the court to extend this time limit. If your potential claim will be out of time, we may be able to explain to the court the circumstances involved and ask them for an extension to allow you to bring a claim. This is not a guarantee and so we urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you think you have a claim.
At Heald Solicitors, our Wills dispute lawyers are experts in resolving disputes over Wills. While our office is in Milton Keynes, we are experienced in working with clients throughout England and Wales, often remotely, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care wherever you are located.
If you wish to talk to us about a Wills disagreement, please get in touch with our legal expert Sara Taylor.01908 662277
We understand how stressful a probate dispute can be at what is already a difficult time. We are friendly, sensitive and approachable and you can be sure that we will do all we can to deal with issues as quickly as possible.
At Heald Solicitors in Milton Keynes, our probate team have extensive expertise in settling disputes whether you are an executor of the estate or a potential claimant. We can advise you of your rights, obligations and explain your options to you as well as representing you in court where appropriate.
Our contentious probate team can work with you to provide a solution if you find yourself either having to contest a Will or defend a challenge to a Will. If you would like to discuss your options and fully understand your rights, please feel free to give us a call.
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