Category: Will Disputes
Promises and Will Disputes
“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it” said Napoleon Bonaparte. Wise words indeed, especially in […]
Can I Remove an Executor of a Will?
Usually, the answer to this question will be ‘no’. The circumstances under which an executor can be removed from their […]
Caveat; what’s that?
The word ‘caveat’ is Latin and means literally ‘let him beware’. In terms of will disputes, it means a notice […]
Wife excluded from late husband’s will brings successful claim and is awarded 50% of his estate
The recently decided case of Kaur v Estate of Karnail Singh & Ors  EWHC 304 (Fam) serves to remind […]
When can a ‘mistake’ in a will be corrected?
A headline in the Mail on 20th January 2023 is a classic example of not letting the facts get in […]
Inheritance Claims by ‘financial dependents’
“She wasn’t married to him, wasn’t bequeathed anything so is very unlikely to be entitled to anything” “He kept you […]
In cases involving the validity of a will, it’s perhaps obvious to say that the person bringing the claim should […]
Who are Executors and what are their duties?
Naming someone as an executor in a Will is an onerous duty, making them responsible for ensuring that the deceased’s […]
Disputes with executors; and how to resolve them
As a solicitor dealing with will disputes, I know that beneficiaries can sometimes feel deeply frustrated by the behaviour of […]
Defending a will dispute; your essential ‘do’s and don’ts’
Coping with a bereavement can be terribly hard. When it’s combined with a dispute over the deceased’s estate, life can […]