After the death of a loved one or close family member, emotions are often running high. Whilst there are many things to consider at this time, how to deal with the deceased person’s estate will inevitably need to be addressed and can lead potentially to disputes. Beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries may disagree with provision made for them from the deceased’s estate and executors or administrators may be faced with difficult negotiations or even be questioned about the way they are administering the estate.
If you are an executor or an administrator during an intestacy (i.e. where there is no will), our team can advise you in relation to any queries being raised by beneficiaries and support you too as you fulfil your obligations during your administration of the estate.
You may the beneficiary of an estate (or feel that you should be one) and have concerns about how the estate is being managed, or as to gifts or provisions that are made, or the how the Will was drawn up, or even whether the Will is valid. We can advise you as to your individual situation and the legal implication of any potential actions you may wish to consider taking.
We can also advise whether you may be able to make a claim to receive sums from the estate where you believe the Will or estate in an intestacy does not make reasonable provision for you.
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