Wills – Let us show you the wayApril 16, 2020
Our director Keith Hardington was recently featured on the Telegraph & Argus website talking about how to protect yourself from a Will dispute.
Keith has over 30 years of experience as a trusted solicitor and is also an accredited civil dispute mediator, having resolved a number of complex cases.
The majority of issues arise from a lack of clarity with regards to the Will owner’s final wishes or some of the individual’s assets are not included in the Will.
Speaking to the T&A, Keith said: “Disputes usually arise because someone is unhappy with the terms of a Will.
“Often, they believe promises were made to them which aren’t fulfilled by the Will, or perhaps the Will fails to make reasonable provision.
“Claims can also arise where a substantial gift has been left to someone unexpected, such as a carer, a neighbour, or even a charity.”
There are several circumstances when someone may challenge a Will, including lack of capacity or illness.
At Walker Foster, we can not only help you create a Will, set up Trust or Lasting Powers of Attorney but ensure your final wishes are carried out.
You can learn more about Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney + Trusts and our Dispute Resolution & Litigation service on their dedicated pages on our website.
If you would like to read the T&A article in full, click here.
This article must not be construed as legal advice. All cases are different on their facts and you should consult with us directly on your case.