Contentious Probate

Contentious probate, in basic terms, is where there is a disagreement after someone has passed away about the distribution of their estate. The dispute could emerge from the potential beneficiary that the Will didn’t leave them what they felt was their right or were promised.  People also may have concerns regarding the way in which [...]

Can I protect my home from care home fees? Should I make a Will Trust?

An increasing number of elderly people are being forced to sell their homes to pay for care fees. With the number of 85 year olds set to double by 2030, this is a situation that is only going to get more critical. Under the current system, the local authority will conduct a means test to [...]

3 reasons why you should update your Will

Once you have prepared your Will, it is easy and natural to then put this to the back of your mind. However, many life events occur that may mean you need to reflect and make changes to your Will otherwise it may not reflect your new circumstances. If a small change to your Will is [...]

Cohabitation Disputes

Cohabitation couples are partners who live together but are not married or part of a civil partnership. Although, cohabitation is usually between couples who live together, however, it can also occur between friends. This is becoming more the case recently as house prices have risen and it has become increasingly difficult to purchase solely. As [...]

Who should make a will?

Despite this being an age of complicated financial affairs and intricate family relationships, more than two-thirds of people in the UK do not have a will ready to deal with their affairs upon their death. So why do so many people simply refuse to make one? Below are some of the key reasons why you [...]