How To Write a Will To Prevent An Estate Battle

How To Write a Will To Prevent An Estate Battle

Is it possible to write a will that can prevent an estate battle? You won’t have any control over what happens once you die, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of an estate battle erupting. Creating an estate plan is the first step you can take...
When A Multi-Million Dollar Fortune Is Lost

When A Multi-Million Dollar Fortune Is Lost

A family in the United kingdom have commenced a legal battle over a fortune worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Patriarch Manny Davidson spent a lifetime building up a property business, and set up a trust for his children in an attempt to avoid inheritance tax. But...
How Ashes Led To An Estate Battle

How Ashes Led To An Estate Battle

In New Zealand, an estate battle has erupted over the meaning of a de facto relationship. An Auckland man said he felt “betrayed” after his partner of almost 30 years died and left him only her ashes. A decision from Justice Grant Powell in the Auckland...
Contesting The Will Common Among Step Families

Contesting The Will Common Among Step Families

One of the most common scenarios we see here at Estate Battles occurs when relationships between step-parents and step-children break down over the contents of a loved one’s will. Few people would be surprised by research showing that only about 20% of adult...
Court Battle Over George Michael’s Estate

Court Battle Over George Michael’s Estate

The acrimonious court battle over George Michael’s £105 million fortune has taken a new turn, as his ex-partner Kenny Goss has decided to challenge the superstar’s will. Michael is believed to have left his money and properties – including the house in Oxfordshire...