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Topic: Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge
Posted by: Joe Conneely
Date/Time: 02/08/15 02:58:00

Gervase will be able to quote data more fully I am sure given his knowledge of this area but the challenging of wills is on the increase and has been for several years now.

In the event of a reasonable sum being left in an estate to justify the legal action, then the challenge of wills without any law change, will one suspect continue. One of the key drivers from what I have seen is that many children/grandchildren or close relatives do not have the savings needed to see them through life easily and tis is one of the key opportunities of increasing their personal wealth outside of winning the lottery!

It should also be appreciated that these cases can go the other way and correct a major wrong. There was a recently reported case of a son who had worked for years on a family farm for a pittance in earnings on the basis his father would leave it to him alone in his will. This he did not do, instead leaving it to be split among the family, all of whom apart from this son wanting to cash out by selling. The Courts in that cases rectified the position and awarded in favour of the son.

What it does underline is that your will (and any later changes if you are removing or reducing an inheritance to a family member), needs to have good legal advice and the considering of additional documentation to justify and support your actions to the Courts in the event of any challenge after your death.


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Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 11:54:00 Lynne Bruce
   Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:02:00 Micki Hawkes
      Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:05:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:09:00 Donna Fraser
      Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:07:00 Julian Pavey
         Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:24:00 Delilah Hall
         Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 14:09:00 Lynne Bruce
      Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 14:03:00 Lynne Bruce
         Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 14:35:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:23:00 Alison Neary
      Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:26:00 Delilah Hall
         Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:30:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 12:31:00 Alison Neary
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 14:52:00 Micki Hawkes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 19:41:00 Elizabeth Ross
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 19:52:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 21:51:00 Gervase Harson
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 22:13:00 Claire Moran
                           Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 23:21:00 Delilah Hall
                              Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 23:26:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge29/07/15 09:08:00 Alison Neary
                              Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge28/07/15 23:29:00 bobby osborne
                                 Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge29/07/15 09:19:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                    Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge29/07/15 09:42:00 Delilah Hall
                                       Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge02/08/15 02:58:00 Joe Conneely
                                          Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge03/03/16 20:38:00 Gervase Harson
                                             Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge04/03/16 08:14:00 Susan Kelly
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge04/03/16 14:00:00 Carol Burge
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge04/03/16 17:13:00 Philippa Bond
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Disinherited daughter wins 164,000 in will challenge04/03/16 21:03:00 William Prentice

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