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 [...]

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 [...]