Disputed Estates

Have you been unexpectedly left out of will?

Did your loved one have a will that was out dated and as a result didn’t include you?

Are you unsure of your rights or potential claim?

Do you just want to find out what the process is and make sure that the executor is acting appropriately?

We can help you in all areas involving estates. Boylan lawyers have been providing their service so many decades and no the common and more intricate problems that can arise because of testator that did not properly organise their estate or did not consider and provide for a family member.

There are many stories about family break-ups and horrible situations because of a disputed estate. However there are many more estates that are settled in a timely and considerate way. If you are a family member who has been left out, or not provided for adequately, in a will then you need to act now to find out what can be done to protect your interest.

Under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 the following people can make a claim on an estate:

  • Spouse Or Partner;
  • Child;
  • Grandchild;
  • Parent;
  • Brother Or Sister.

Any of these people can make a claim to receive more from an estate but they only have 6 months from the date of a grant of probate to file and serve their claim on the estate. If you have a claim, or think you might have a claim, then please speak to us before it is too late.

 

What about the legal costs?

For Disputed Estates we see clients for free for the first half an hour. This is usually enough time to be able to determine whether there is a potential claim and whether the matter should be investigated further.

If you do have a reasonable claim then we act for clients on the basis that we will get paid upon the settlement of the matter. This is because in most cases the cost of a claim is paid from the estate.

There is no risk to you to ask and our discussions, as always, are kept utterly confidential. Just speak to us as soon as it is can so that we can make sure that your rights are protected.

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