When beneficiaries disagree about the terms of a will, or someone thinks they have been unfairly left out, emotions can run high. At Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, West Lancashire, our experienced wills and probate lawyers can give you expert legal guidance on the legal position and your options.
If you were dependent on the deceased person and they did not make provision for you in their will, or the intestacy rules do not provide for you, you may be entitled to make a dependency claim against their estate. There is a strict time limit as claims must be lodged within six months of the grant of probate.
Mooney Everett will act quickly and advise on your entitlement to make a claim, lodge an application, and conduct negotiations with the other beneficiaries sensitively.
If you are administering the estate of a relative, or have been appointed as an executor, where there is an inheritance dispute we can advise you on the legal position. It may be that the beneficiaries object to your appointment or conduct as an executor; want to vary the terms of the will; or they want to contest the valuation and distribution of assets. Whatever the circumstances, we will be on your side with the legal advice and practical guidance you need.
At Mooney Everett we explain things in plain English, free of any jargon. We will discuss all the options with you, outlining the costs involved from the outset, and we make sure that you are kept informed regularly.
We can also help you with:
- making a will;
- inheritance and tax planning;
- estate administration;
- making a power of attorney;
- court of protection applications; and
- wills and inheritance disputes.