How Can I Contest A Will?

September 27th 2022 | contested probate

It is an unfortunate fact of life that a person’s death can often lead to disputes over their estate, and there are a number of challenges which might be made to a will.  From the extreme example of a forged, doctored, or fraudulent will, to one which is improperly signed, read more...

“All I want for Christmas is a New Trustee” – Part 1: How To Remove Executors and Trustees – the Court’s powers

December 21st 2020 | contested probate

Executors or personal representatives of a deceased person’s estate are responsible for settling debts of the estate, calling in any loans, realising any property or shares, paying tax and paying distributions to the beneficiaries. They have all sorts of duties to look after the estate as trustees, administer it promptly, read more...

Friends with Benefits: Inheritance Dispute Update

May 13th 2020 | contested probate

Firstly, I should say that this case law update isn’t quite as racy as the title suggests. Promises as to who is to inherit farmland are usually amongst family: "One day, son, all of this will be yours" - you get the idea.  But the High Court has recently seen read more...

8 Signs That Your Estate is Likely to be Contested

December 12th 2019 | contested probate

Estate administration is a curious beast. On the one hand it is a legal exercise which can often involve complex issues of taxation and succession (amongst others). On the other, it is a deeply personal process that often carries huge significance for both the person carrying it out and the read more...
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