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    Cory Stephenson

    Posted 31 January 2019
    by Cory Stephenson .

    What is a Larke v Nugus request?

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    If you are considering disputing a will on the grounds explained here, the first formal step is often to make a Larke v Nugus request. This insight explains more about a Larke v Nugus request. A history of the case…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 28 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What is the Time Limit to Contest a Will?

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    Time limits to challenge a will depend on the type of claim being contemplated. Inheritance Act Claims If you are making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, the time limit is 6 months from…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 26 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What Are the Grounds for Disputing a Will?

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    A will can be disputed for the following reasons: The will does not comply with the Wills Act 1837 The deceased was coerced into making the will (called undue influence) The deceased did not have capacity to make a will The…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 20 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    Inheritance Act 1975 Claim by Co-Habitee

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    A co-habitee was successful in his claim against his late partner’s estate. The Deceased, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, died on 7 October 2015, leaving will dated 6 August 2001. The will left her “friend” Andrew Banfield, the sum of £5,000 and…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 13 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What is a Disputed Will?

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    Simply put, a disputed will is any dispute around the will of someone who has died. Sometimes there are problems with the will itself and sometimes people are unhappy with the contents of the will. When someone dies having made…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 7 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    Who Can Inherit When There Isn’t a Will?

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    When someone dies intestate, it means that the deceased died without a will, or a will was revoked by an action such as getting married, or physically destroying the will, or the will was invalid. The intestacy rules apply the…

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