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Specialist Inheritance Disputes
We are a leading inheritance disputes company based in Durham, as outlined by Legal 500. Our team has many years of experience working with inheritance disputes and can help you get the best results for your family during this time.
Due to the work we do, we understand that issues regarding wills and probate will come at an emotionally difficult time for you, which can make things even worse to deal with. With our years of experience and understanding of the inheritance act, we can support any family member during this time and help maintain the family relationships you desire while also ensuring you get what you are owed.
There is a lot of work that goes into alternative dispute resolution, which is why working with a specialist team like us is the best way to go. We can offer specialist legal advice during this time and ensure that reasonable financial provision is being seen.
If you are interested in the work we do in June 2023 or need some help with these issues, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Durham team today to learn more.
We are inheritance disputes specialists that can provide legal advice during this time for all circumstances. Whenever a family member passes away, it is within the family’s wishes that their estate is divided equally and meets the needs of the will.
With more complex Durham family structures today than at any other point in history, things can get tricky when someone does not get what they thought they were entitled to.
Disputes are a common issue and something many beavered families have to deal with, resulting in not only tension within your relationships but also costly court proceedings and ongoing legal battles. All of these can add to the stress of bereavement and may make things worse, which is why working with a private client team like those in our company can be the best way to go.
As specialists in contested wills, we understand the kind of support you need during this time, as well as the legal side of these issues. We can guide you through what you can claim under the inheritance act and how these disputes can affect your current financial standing.
We offer expert legal advice to those dealing with will issues, and our client service is well regarded. Our team can work with all family dynamics and will offer personal representatives to each client to ensure all needs are being met throughout the process.
If you are looking for Durham support during this time, then you have come to the right place.
Any of the issues you may be dealing with in terms of will and inheritance disputes is known as contentious probate and should be handled by solicitors. We understand that this is a difficult time for you because these issues surround the death of a relative.
Regardless of your relationship with the deceased and the other parties involved, dealing with death along with the disputes that arise from it can be very stressful, and our contentious probate solicitors can help by doing a lot of the work on your behalf.
For such contentious matters arising from the death of a relative, our probate team will work directly with you to assess your circumstances and your needs. We will take the time to ensure we understand your needs and circumstances, as well as your feelings, at this time so we can resolve matters in the best way.
There is a lot of work that goes into handling these kinds of trust disputes in Durham, and with our extensive experience in the field, we can cover everything. When working with this kind of dispute, our solicitors will help with:
As we are backed by the solicitors regulation authority, we can handle any court proceedings within this kind of dispute.
Over the years, we have handled a significant amount of cases in terms of constructive trust and are regularly instructed to handle niche cases due to the high levels of client care offered by our team.
If you seek specialist legal advice for any inheritance act claim, then we can help.
Our dedicated team prides itself on being able to handle all forms of contentious trusts and disputes in this regard, ensuring the best outcome every time due to the amount of work we put into every case. With our years of experience, you can completely trust our team to handle all needs in terms of any inheritance act claim.
We can cover a range of needs, from undue influence to inheritance provision for family members, including those who are financially dependent on the deceased’s estate.
As there are various ways that you can claim under the inheritance act, we can provide advice on a significant number of claims and ensure that you get the support you need during this time.
When someone dies, their estate and possessions are given out to relatives based on the requirements of the will.
There are usually several forms of disputes that can come at this time, all of which are started by a family member not being given what they thought they were entitled to. You can also challenge an inheritance if there has not been a will left by the deceased.
All kinds of legal disputes that come up during this time arise under the Family and Dependants Act 1975.
The Family and Dependants act 1975 is a piece of legislation that can allow for certain people to claim inheritance provision for family following the filing of a will. Under this act, it is possible to make reasonable financial provision for certain individuals through court proceedings based on their inclusion in the will.
Certain relatives and their dependents can contest the intestacy provisions or the indentures governing death by a will in order to challenge the insufficient provisions.
Wills are left to determine how a deceased person’s estate will be managed following their death in Durham, and this may have been done years prior. During this time, the financial need of the relatives could have changed a lot, and other circumstances may have affected the results of the will.
When reasonable financing is not available, the Inheritance Act enables the tribunal to amend the shares of the deceased’s estate to ensure things are shared equally and as expected.
Various people can make a dispute claim, and we can offer clear advice for you during this time. People such as a spouse or other person within the civil partnership, as well as step children, children, and those who were living with the deceased prior to their death, can all make some form of claim again the will.
We mean it when we say we offer a no win no fee dispute service in Durham.
Unlike other professionals in this field, we will support you during this time and offer a range of funding options to ensure our services are accessible to all. Do not be fooled by those organisations that only offer free initial advice for your inheritance dispute and instead rely on our limited liability partnership to take your claim to court.
We will source a specialist will dispute solicitor who will not ask for any upfront fees, will not charge you as the case progresses, and will conduct the whole of your case on a genuine No Win No Fee basis to ensure that you can get the support you need during this time.
Even if your case goes to High Court, you will not be charged unless you win, cutting the legal costs significantly. This is what makes us a Legal 500 top service, and we continue to be a top tier Legal 500 company in 2022.
The most common forms of disputes during this time are between relatives. From a civil partner to siblings, there are various ways that a will can be contested if it does not provide the results you want.
We can oversee a range of cases to ensure that the estate is shared by the civil partner and other members of the family, taking these claims to court to get an official hearing.
It is common for a dispute to take place if a sibling feels as though they have been short-changed by the will left by a parent. For example, you may feel as though you are entitled to more of the estate based on the connection you have with your parents or based on the work you do.
You can also claim that your parent did not have the required mental capacity to file their will at the time, which can take the dispute to court.
With our years of experience, we can oversee all forms of court claims, including those regarding farming and agriculture in Durham.
Our work can also apply to farming and land estate as well as traditional will disputes, all of which can be taken to court to get the results you want.
This kind of dispute requires professional legal guidance, which is something we can provide. As a top-tier Legal 500 company, we can observe any contested wills and will work with you until the final hearing to ensure all your needs are met.
To work with us, contact us today using the form below. Enter your name, surname, email, and contact details so we can get in touch with you.
Taking this kind of claim to court can vary in cost based on the kind of claim that is being made as well as how long the proceedings are.
Contact us today to learn more about our prices and how we can help.
Property inheritance issues sometimes arise from long-standing disagreements involving family members that are compounded with the law issues involved. We can handle all forms of these claims.
Property inheritance disputes generally involve:
The final wishes of a deceased person can be contested for many different reasons.
Some of these reasons can include the fact there was an inability to concentrate on drafting or executing an act, influencing a certain party in a particular way, or specific errors in the way the document is written, but other issues can also affect who is included in the will.
Legal disputes arise in connection with the Inheritance Act 1975, which allows you to contest wills to this day.
The common dispute about the sale of property occurs among siblings, either of the deceased or children of the deceased, who share different wishes for the future.
A conflict can occur where an economic divide exists between the heirs to estates. For example, a common dispute will occur between privileged parties and less privileged people wishing to sell the home based on their conflicting needs.
When a relative dies unexpectedly and does not have a will, the remaining family are left to argue regarding who should be the heir to the remaining estate. This is difficult without understanding what the deceased’s wishes were
This is why all wills should be written ahead of time.
A sibling may feel that they have been short-changed in their parent’s will, which can lead to a dispute.
For example, a brother or sister who spent years caring for an elderly parent may feel they should have more of their parent’s inheritance than the others do and will take this claim to court.
This is something that can change with every case but usually refers to maintenance or similar payments.
There are various ways that inheritance may be disputed, according to the Inheritance Act 1975.
With a professionally written will that clearly states where you want your assets and estate to go. Claims can still be made with this, but it will be easier to manage this way.
This kind of claim must be made within 6 months from the date of the Grant of Admission.
An inheritance disagreement is a circumstance where a person is in disagreement about how the estate of the deceased is divided.
This is the umbrella term for any kind of estate dispute regarding inheritance or the validity of the will.
Contact us today to learn more about our service and see how we can help you with your disputes during this time.
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Here are some towns we cover near Durham.Spennymoor, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, East Stanley, Crook
We absolutely love the service provided. Their approach is really friendly but professional. We went out to five different companies and found Inheritance Disputes to be value for money and their service was by far the best. Thank you for your really awesome work, we will definitely be returning!Jeffrey Petersen
We have used Inheritance Disputes for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!Tyler Lee
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