Being entrusted with distributing an estate and attending to the last wishes of a loved one can be daunting and knowing how to proceed can also be a minefield. If you are a personal representative who needs some assistance with a dispute which has arisen, or you have concerns about a personal representative administering an estate, we are here to help.
If you are going to dispute a Will, or defend an allegation of a Will being invalid, you need information about the circumstances around the preparation of the Will, or Wills, in question so that you can decide the basis for your challenge or defence of the Will.
Following the recent documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’, the case of the court-ordered conservatorship of the singer Britney Spears has been in the headlines. In our latest blog, Shanice Golder looks at US conservatorship and the English equivalent, Deputyship.
As a contentious trust and probate practitioner, I have come to understand how emotive the whole issue of inheritance is. Should your parents leave their worldly wealth to you? What provision should you make for your second time spouse in preference to the children of your first marriage? Should you treat your children equally? Should you prefer charities or close friends over family?