What is a Right of Residence?

What is a Right of Residence?

A right of residence is created when you include a clause in your will that gives a specific person the right to live in one of your properties for a specified period. The most common scenario for a right of residence is giving a surviving spouse the right of...
Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

A son who claimed his mother’s partner of 20 years was merely a “lodger” in her home has been ordered to hand him more than half of his £725,000 inheritance. James Campbell, 35, claimed his mother Sarah Campbell had told him her estate would be “all yours” when she...
Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Tom Benson was the billionaire owner of sports teams in New Orleans and businessman who died this year. But the estate battle over his fortune began before his death, amid accusations of undue influence. A lawsuit filed in January 2015 claimed that Benson was being...
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...