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  • INHERITANCE CLAIM OR DISPUTING A WILL?
  • EXECUTOR IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE?
  • BENEFICIARY WITH A DIFFICULT EXECUTOR?

Who may be entitled to dispute a Will or make a claim?

You may be entitled to make a claim whether or not there was a Will.

Who may make a claim:

  1. Spouses, partners and cohabitees;
  2. Children;
  3. Anyone who was financially dependent or maintained by the deceased;
  4. Anyone owed money by the deceased or who had an interest in the deceased's property.

On what grounds may you dispute a Will

  1. The deceased lacked mental capacity; or
  2. The correct formalities were not complied; or
  3. The deceased did not know or approve of the contents of the Will; or
  4. The deceased did not have the requisite intention to make the Will.

OUR EXPERTS

Himanshu Batra
HIMANSHU BATRA
Expert in dispute resolution
e: [email protected]
t: 020 3795 6043

Our experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in areas of Wills, trusts and inheritance disputes and regularly represent clients in matters such as the following:

  1. Providing sensible, clear and practical advice to beneficiaries and executors, and also claimants against estates.
  2. Acting for parties in claims against estates and in respect of disputed Wills.
  3. Making claims against executors who have acted in breach of their duties or where they have caused a loss to the estate.
  4. Resolving disputes between executors (including cases where they may also be beneficiaries).
  5. Representing Executors in applications to the court to remove co-Executors.
  6. Acting in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975 where the deceased failed to make adequate provision under their Will for their Partner and / or children.
  7. Advising Executors as to as to their duties in law and on the interpretation of clauses in the Will.
  8. Taking proactive steps on behalf of Beneficiaries of Trusts in actions against the Trustees.

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When / Why might an Executor need assistance?

  1. To obtain a grant of probate and complete the HMRC forms.
  2. In case there are difficult beneficiaries.
  3. If someone is threatening and or has made a claim against the Estate.
  4. In the event there is a challenge to the validity of the Will.
  5. If there are difficult, absent or obstructive co-executors.
  6. If you need help interpreting a difficult or ambiguous clause in the Will.
  7. To get advice or clarity on your duties as an Executor.
  8. In case the Estate is owed money or needs to make a claim.
  9. If the deceased passed away while being owed money.

OUR EXPERTS

Himanshu Batra
HIMANSHU BATRA
Expert in dispute resolution
e: [email protected]
t: 020 3795 6043

Our experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in areas of Wills, trusts and inheritance disputes and regularly represent clients in matters such as the following:

  1. Providing sensible, clear and practical advice to beneficiaries and executors, and also claimants against estates.
  2. Acting for parties in claims against estates and in respect of disputed Wills.
  3. Making claims against executors who have acted in breach of their duties or where they have caused a loss to the estate.
  4. Resolving disputes between executors (including cases where they may also be beneficiaries).
  5. Representing Executors in applications to the court to remove co-Executors.
  6. Acting in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975 where the deceased failed to make adequate provision under their Will for their Partner and / or children.
  7. Advising Executors as to as to their duties in law and on the interpretation of clauses in the Will.
  8. Taking proactive steps on behalf of Beneficiaries of Trusts in actions against the Trustees.

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In what circumstances might a beneficiary need assistance?

  1. The executor is not responding to your communications.
  2. The executor is delaying administering the estate.
  3. You believe the executor has acted or is acting dishonestly.
  4. You believe the executor has acted or is acting negligently.
  5. The executor is charging unreasonable fees.
  6. The relationship between you and the Executor has broken down.
  7. You feel that the Will is unclear.

OUR EXPERTS

Himanshu Batra
HIMANSHU BATRA Expert in dispute resolution e: [email protected] t: 020 3795 6043
Our experts have extensive knowledge and expertise in areas of Wills, trusts and inheritance disputes and regularly represent clients in matters such as the following:
  1. Providing sensible, clear and practical advice to beneficiaries and executors, and also claimants against estates.
  2. Acting for parties in claims against estates and in respect of disputed Wills.
  3. Making claims against executors who have acted in breach of their duties or where they have caused a loss to the estate.
  4. Resolving disputes between executors (including cases where they may also be beneficiaries).
  5. Representing Executors in applications to the court to remove co-Executors.
  6. Acting in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975 where the deceased failed to make adequate provision under their Will for their Partner and / or children.
  7. Advising Executors as to as to their duties in law and on the interpretation of clauses in the Will.
  8. Taking proactive steps on behalf of Beneficiaries of Trusts in actions against the Trustees.
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Obtaining probate is more complex than ever. With the increase in cohabiting couples and diverse family living arrangements there is an increase in the number of claims made against estates. We regularly act in claims arising from inheritance and probate matters. There are a number of pitfalls which can trip up even the most diligent and careful Executor. Executors and Trustees have a number of important obligations that they must meet. Breaches of these duties may even result in claims against the Executors and/or Trustees personally. We can help you navigate through these complicated and difficult areas of law.