How to avoid challenges to your Will…
Last summer, the landmark case which saw a disinherited daughter (Mrs Ilott) successfully challenge...Back to News and Events
Last summer, the landmark case which saw a disinherited daughter (Mrs Ilott) successfully challenge the Will of her late mother has left many people worried. Now that the dust as settled, we can look at the lessons to be learnt from this case.
The main aim of a Will is to allow you to specify who should and who shouldn’t benefit from your estate when you pass away. If express wishes can be overlooked when a disgruntled relative makes a fuss, is there any benefit in making a Will at all?
Of course there is!
It is very important to make a Will – here are some reasons why the case of Mrs Ilott should not deter you from making a Will:
Not yet convinced?
The Private Client team here at Poole Alcock have many years of experience in preparing Wills that are not only designed to reflect your wishes exactly, but also to prevent future claims. If you are worried about where your money may go once you pass away, we will be happy to discuss making a Will that reflects where YOU want your assets to go. Please call us on 01270 762325 (Sandbach), 01270 625478 (Nantwich), or 01260 275337 (Congleton or Alsager) to arrange an appointment.
*they must have lived with you for at least 2 years prior to your death.
**this includes someone who you and your spouse treated as a child to your marriage.