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Increase in Contentious Probate claims

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According to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) a total of 188 contentious probate cases were brought by individuals who claimed they were entitled to a share of, or a larger portion of, an estate in 2019. 3This figure is an increase from 128 in 2018, 145 in 2017 and beating the previous record of 158 in 2016.Reasons for the increaseThe reason behind th...
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How to find a Will or obtain a copy

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On the death of a person, locating a Will can be very important. It not only identifies who the deceased chose to appoint to conduct their affairs but to whom their assets would pass. In the absence of locating a Will, the statutory Intestacy Rules provide potentially for a list of different beneficiaries to those the deceased may have intended. 3M...
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When is Someone Too Ill to Make a Will?

When is Someone Too Ill to Make a Will?
Dementia, among other disorders and diseases, can highlight huge challenges for both doctors and lawyers when assessing the testamentary capacity of a person when preparing their Will. The current UK law requires a person to fully understand what they are doing and the implications of such decisions. But what processes are used to ensure that someb...
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