Problems with Wills
These days when people die disputes can arise.
Our principle has over thirty five years of legal experience in this area and in a recent discussion he felt in the last five/ten years the growth in disputes has been the greatest expansive of this area of the law.
Often these are very stressful. We are constantly asked to give advice on these matters.
They generally but not always fall into two categories.
This can be that no will can be found, and one or more family members believe they are entitled to assets/monies. Other family members believe they are entitled to some benefit. If no valid will can be found, then the law sets out the way the estate should be distributed.
This can be challenged, and there is what is known as case law to give guidance. This is a complicated area of law, and advice should be taken. 3C Legal will do this and resolve the problem.
Disputes can occur within the family, and the first sign of trouble is often a family member saying ‘it’s not the money but the principle that matters’.
We have often seen home-made wills or wills made by non-qualified persons creating the problem, as they do not set out the correct position or the terms of the will are vague, confused or capable of several different interpretations.