Claimant Awarded Life Interest In Property Despite Short Term Cohabitation

The recent case of Bullock v Denton & Willoughby saw a Claimant awarded a value representing a life interest in a Deceased’s property despite only having cohabited with the Deceased...


Care Fees – Will I Have To Sell My Home?

Care home fees tend to become a concern as people age. The cost of care – delivered at home or in care and nursing homes – can be extensive and...


Fact Or Fiction? Busting Some Probate Myths

Scenes like this one are a common trope in lots of films and television series. The 2019 film, Knives Out, starring Captain America himself, Chris Evans, includes a scene with...


Forgery Of Wills – Don’t Always Trust The Meta Data

In the recent case of Rainey v Weller & Ors [2021] EWHC 2206 (Ch), the niece of Brenda Weller and three of her “favourite” grandchildren clashed over whether two Wills...


Obtaining A Limited Grant To Preserve Estate Assets Where There Is A Dispute Over The Validity Of A Will

When there is a dispute over the validity of a Will, a caveat can be placed against a deceased’s estate to prevent a grant of probate from being obtained. The...


Why Is A Mental Capacity Assessment Needed For A Deputyship Application?

At Nelsons, we assist many clients in drafting deputyship applications and the mental capacity assessment form is one of the most important parts. Below, we will explain what a mental...


No Time To Die – Daniel Craig Plans To Spend Multi-Million Fortune Before Death

It recently hit the news that Daniel Craig has said that he is not planning to share his fortune with his children, branding inheritance ‘distasteful’. His net worth is said...


Surrogacy & The Importance Of Making A Will

A child in general terms means the first generation of direct descendants of an individual. When a surrogate is involved in the birth of a child, the surrogate legally becomes...


Inheritance Tax Allowances & Planning – How To Mitigate Your Potential Inheritance Tax Liability

Inheritance tax, or IHT as it is commonly known, is payable on everything you have of value when you die, including: Your home Savings and investments Jewellery, works of art...


Can I Sue The Funeral Home For A Dispute Over Ashes?

The burial arrangements of a deceased person, including the spreading of ashes, is an important process following the death of a loved one for many people. This can provide closure...


Grants Of Probate Issued Outside Of England & Wales

A Grant of Probate is a document issued by the Court that gives legal authority to the executors of an estate appointed through a Will to deal with the affairs...


Inheritance Tax – How To Make The Most Of Your Tax-Free Allowance

The Residence Nil Rate Band system was introduced to the UK in 2017 and was phased in over four tax years. The roll-out of the system was designed to help...