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What can you do about will forgery? If you think a will has been forged then you may be able to apply to court to have that will set aside and declared invalid. You can contact our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 for a case review or send details to us by email at [email protected] You may have seen in the news the sad and tragic story of Anthony Sootheran, a 59 year old millionaire who was murdered by his live-in tenant Lynda...

Disinherited by a stepparent? Are you entitled to claim? This is a real-life case study of a stepparent inheritance claim we have successfully concluded on a no win, no fee basis. For expert guidance on how to deal with being disinherited by a stepparent call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or send details of your case to us by email at [email protected] Our inheritance team are regularly contacted by stepchildren who have been disinherited by a stepparent. One particularly common...

Removing an attorney from office If you need guidance on removing an attorney from office then call our specialist solicitors for a free assessment on 0808 139 1606 or send an email to us at [email protected] When someone makes a Lasting Power of Attorney appointing an attorney to take decisions on their behalf they should always appoint people who they trust to act in their best interests. However, what happens if an attorney acts improperly by, for example, abusing their power, or are...

DNA testing for inheritance claims DNA testing for inheritance claims is increasingly common. Slee Blackwell’s contentious probate team has extensive experience in arranging DNA testing to support inheritance claims. To find out more call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected] It is often the case that a father is not named on a child’s birth certificate. If a child then needs to prove paternity when their father passes away either in order to proceed with a...

Am I entitled to inherit my parent's share of my grandparent's estate?   We are often asked whether a grandchild is entitled to inherit their grandparent's estate if their own parent dies first. Solicitor Chris Green looks at the legal principles that apply when this situation arises. For further guidance on inheriting from your grandparent's estate call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected]   Where your grandparent left a will Where the grandparent's will leaves a legacy to...

Settlement of daughter's inheritance claim against her mother's estate is reached at mediation   If you are thinking about making an inheritance claim against your mother's estate then our expert lawyers are here to help. Call for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding on 0808 139 1606 or send an email to us at [email protected]   Our contentious probate team recently represented Mrs B at a successful mediation of her claim against her mother's estate under the Inheritance...

What are the inheritance rights of children who aren't adopted? The inheritance rights of children who aren't adopted: If someone has acted as if they were your parent without formally adopting you, you may be able to make an Inheritance Act claim against their estate. Please call our free legal helpline for a case assessment on 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email at [email protected] Inheritance Act claims made by children The Inheritance Act allows children to make a claim against their...

Inheritance claims by spouses: Why spouses are in a strong position   For more information about inheritance claims by spouses and details of no win, no fee funding please call our free legal helpline for a case assessment on 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email at [email protected]   This article focuses on claims by spouses (and civil partners). However, if you would like to know your rights as divorcee then this article here might be useful. Alternatively, if you would like to...

'Mum's account has been emptied, what can I do?'   If your loved one's account has been emptied by an attorney or family member and you want guidance on what you can do about it, call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email.   Our legal helpline receives regular calls from people who are concerned that a vulnerable person's account has been emptied. The calls often come from children who believe their elderly mother or father's...

The rights of unmarried couples are as different to those of married couple's rights in death as they are in life. So, what are a partner's rights to an estate when their loved one passes away? We specialise in estate disputes involving unmarried people who have lost their partner and are facing financial difficulty as a result. We represent claimants nationwide and can usually deal with estate claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call us on 0808 139 1606...