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Father Who Disinherited Daughter Lacked Capacity to Make a Valid Will
You are perfectly entitled to write your children or other close family members out of your will, but…
Judge Unravels Agatha Christie-Style Plot to Detect Will Forgery
Agatha Christie would struggle to imagine the plots of some inheritance disputes that come before the courts. That…
Dying With Your Affairs in Disarray is a Poisoned Legacy for Your Loved Ones
Not every life is profitable, at least in financial terms, and it is important to remember that your…
Court Honours Woman’s Intentions by Correcting Clerical Error in Her Will
Even the most carefully drafted will can contain inadvertent clerical errors that leave room for doubt as to…
Businessman’s Widow Succeeds in Blocking Italian Inheritance Proceedings
Many people from all over the world choose to make their homes in England whilst maintaining links to…
Father’s Failure to Make a Will Plunges His Widow Into Legal Difficulties
One of the best things you can do for your loved ones is to sign a professionally drafted…
Don’t Delay Making a Will Until You Feel the Hand of Mortality Upon You
Far too many people put off making a will until ill health strikes and reminds them of their…
Making a Will? This is Why You Should Appoint a Professional Executor
Family relationships can be red in tooth and claw and appointing relatives, rather than a professional, as executors…
‘Both’ or ‘Each’? – One Mistranscribed Word Triggers £6.4 Million Will Dispute
Will drafting is an exact science, requiring years of professional training, and a single mis-chosen or out-of-place word…
Wealthy Father Under No Obligation to Maintain His Healthy Adult Daughters
Parents generally owe no legal duty financially to maintain their adult children. That principle proved decisive in the…
Home-Made Wills are a Recipe for Family Rifts – High Court Cautionary Tale
Family relationships are often strained and, as a High Court case showed, executing a home-made will without the…
Making a Will? – Don’t Forget Those Entitled to Look to You for Support
When making your will, it is vital to remember those who have a right to look to you…
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