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Who Has Contesting a Will Rights?

Who Has Contesting a Will Rights?

If you are considering your contesting a Will rights, it is important to make sure that you are legally allowed to raise a dispute. One of the main criteria for deciding if a person is entitled to contest a will is whether or not they belong to one of six defined groups that are considered […]

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How to Contest a Will

If you are considering contesting the will of a relative, it is vital that you are aware of the processes before you start to contest it. That’s true whether you believe that the will is unfair; it isn’t legally valid, or; the testator suffers from undue pressure into making certain people beneficiaries. This guide will […]

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Why you should draw up a will

Ah, Wills: it may seem like something you don’t need to do for a long time. Yet there are multiple reasons why you should consider drawing up a will now. For example, if you have children, a will can clearly state who your child(ren)’s legal guardians would be. Also, who you would want to take […]

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New rules of intestacy come into force

Regarding rules of intestacy, our panellists Hugh James Solicitors say that from Thursday (6 February): the statutory legacy amount your spouse or civil partner can inherit if you pass away without leaving a will is set to increase from £250,000 to £270,000. They will also still have entitlement to 50% of the estate above this […]

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Can an Executor be Removed From a Will?

Can an Executor be Removed From a Will?

If an executor is removed from a will, certain grounds are clearly not being met. But first, a quick summary of what an executor to a will is. Because being a professional executor is not easy in the first place. The Official Law Regarding an inheritance dispute, the executor administrates business pertain to the testator’s […]

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