Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

What does the Act do? The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables a select group of individuals to apply to the Court and make a claim against a deceased person’s estate. This is done where they allege that the deceased did not make reasonable financial (or that akin to financial) provisions for [...]

Contesting a Will

What happens when a Will is contested?   This is a particularly niche area of law and our solicitors are well equipped to discuss a range of options with you to try and resolve any concerns you may have about the execution of a Will. At Ansham White Solicitors, we see court as an absolute [...]

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 [...]

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