Estranged Siblings: Disputed Will More Likely

Estranged Siblings: Disputed Will More Likely

It is more likely for estranged family members, particularly estranged siblings, to fight over their share of the inheritance because of family conflict. The most common scenarios are where step-siblings don’t agree on how the estate should be handled, or where...
What is an Estate Dispute?

What is an Estate Dispute?

What is an estate dispute? When someone dies they leave behind their assets, called an estate. Even if someone dies with a valid will in place, family and others may disagree about how an estate should be divided up. This is also commonly known as contesting a will or...
Could You Spot A Fraudulent Will?

Could You Spot A Fraudulent Will?

Would you be able to spot a fraudulent will? Having a valid will helps to ensure that your wishes for your estate are carried out when you die.  Unfortunately, the rise of the fraudulent will means that some families are left in great turmoil, assets are lost and...
Death, Taxes and Art

Death, Taxes and Art

There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. What happens when you combine death, taxes and art? Many of us dream of having a home with a beautiful or captivating piece of artwork. But you can’t take it with you when you go. If you have artwork that is...

How To Lose An Inheritance

Is it possible to lose an inheritance? The answer is there are many ways in which you can lose an inheritance, particularly if there are unscrupulous people given authority over the estate. Two recent cases highlight this point. Nephew Stands to Lose An Inheritance A...