How to make sure your will is not contested

Published: 22 April 2019

The Telegraph reports “According to one leading law firm disputes over wills and trusts have trebled over the past few years. Fay Copeland, head of contentious trusts and probate at Wedlake Bell said: “In previous years we have only been asked questions about the validity of wills.

Now people are willing to pursue their claim through the courts. The two main reasons for this are that people are leaving more wealth, so it becomes financially worthwhile to contest a will.

The rising divorce rate is creating more complex family structures and clouding the issue of who should get what.” Damian Bloom, partner, trusts and personal tax at Berwin, Leighton Paisner added: “Beneficiaries are less willing to accept that the deceased knew best.” Read more