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Advice for avoiding inheritance disputes

19th July 2017 | Dispute Resolution, Wills & Probate

How can you avoid claims against your estate? This can be a difficult task to tackle. There are a variety of things you can do to protect yourself and hopefully avoid inheritance disputes. 1. Understand the Intestacy Rules Many people don’t even have a Will in place when they die. When there is no Will to go by, an estate is distributed in accordance with what is referred to as ‘Intestacy Rules’. A change in these rules in 2014 led people to believe it would reduce the number of...


Why you should use a solicitor to draft your Will

10th July 2017 | Wills & Probate

DIY Wills may be tempting and how hard can they really be? Well you’d be surprised. Without the advice of a legal professional, a DIY Will can result in a variety of problems. Using a solicitor to draft your Will Wills & Probate Solicitors at Middletons Solicitors are experienced in all aspects of writing a Will. Where DIY Wills fall down is their attention to detail, small mistakes such as not using your full name, or evidence of staple or paperclip marks can cause issues later on...