Making sure your Will is adhered to

On first thoughts it strikes some as strange that the Courts will interfere with a will. Most people believe that they are perfectly entitled to leave their money to whomever they wish. Intervene, though, they will and not just in cases of undue influence, fraud, negligence and incapacity. The Inheritance Act allows family and dependents to claim against an Estate, the result of which may undermine the will or the default intestacy rules.

This is a growth area, particularly given modern society where it is not unusual for couples with children to separate and then start new families. Life can be complicated and the law can make it even more so. Emsleys regularly hears horror stories involving families at war and avoidable legal costs. Taking professional advice on a will has never been more important.

For more information, please contact EmsleysWills & Probate team on 0113 201 4900 or email wills.probate@emsleys.co.uk

Helen Gott

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Helen Gott

Director & Head of Wills & Probate

Helen has over 8 years’ experience in the private client field. She is an expert in wills, probate, administration of trusts and estates, court of protection, mental incapacity and Powers of Attorney. Helen carries out Deputyship work and has developed a niche in this area, acting as Deputy for an increasing number of...

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