Most of the time, they cause no problems. However, there are rare occasions where you may be unlucky enough to get attacked.Read More
The impossibility of asking a deceased person what their real intentions were makes the value of these being clear before death quite obvious, as a recent case shows.Read More
A will expresses the final wishes of the deceased person. It is commonly thought that a will is irrevocable after death.Read More
Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an elderly man was left facing homelessness after his partner's unexpected death and had to go to court to seek reasonable provision from her estate.Read More
When a man's first wife died, he inherited her share of the property they had owned jointly. At the time, he was living with his third wife, and the couple remained together for a further 28 years until his death in 1990.
He died without making a will and without taking any steps to transfer the legal interest in the property into his and his wife's joint names.Read More
We all make mistakes…….
When a contract is set up in terms that do not reflect what was intended, the Court can be asked to rectify it.Read More
One of the requirements for a Will to be accepted as valid is that the person who makes it must have “knowledge and approval” of its content. In other words, they must understand what the Will says and what it means in practice.Read More
The law that allows someone who was dependant on a deceased person during their lifetime to make a claim against their estate if there is no, or adequate provision for them in the will is one of long standing (the Inheritance ( Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 175.Read More