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    We acted for the adult children of the deceased (their mother) in a claim against the will brought by their step-father (their mother’s husband). The step-father was separated from the deceased at her time of death and no financial provision was made for him in the will. The step-father allegedly carried out works to the deceased’s property and brought claims including: (1) for a share in the deceased’s properties (2) against the validity of the deceased’s will and (3) for financial provision under the Inheritance Act 1975.

    We advised our clients to defend the claim strongly, which they did. Court proceedings were issued by the step-father due to time restrictions and the claim was resolved at mediation after a period of time testing his claims and insisting upon him providing full disclosure of his financial position. We were able to advise our clients and resolve the claims quickly and on good terms for our clients.

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    When someone dies, bitter disputes can arise between family members or between family and non-family beneficiaries such as charities.

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    Our expert lawyers include members of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and are experts in dealing with these types of disputes. They will adopt a sensitive but commercial approach, looking for innovative solutions, and will strive to get the best outcome for you.

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