News and articles – Probate and Administration of Estates
The widow of a property magnate, who was left assets worth £15.4 million in his will, has won the right to argue that the inheritance was insufficient.
Everyone is entitled to play their cards close to their chests when dealing with their own property.
A 'controlling' daughter who isolated her frail mother in a care home against her will, and kept her death and funeral a secret from her wider family, has been ordered to repay a £293,000 ‘gift’ into her estate so that it can be distributed in accordance with her will.
In a case in which the bitter fall-out from divorce affected not only the ex-couple but their entire family, a disgruntled ex-husband has suffered defeat in a High Court bid for a share of his deceased former mother-in-law's £250,000 estate.
A bitter falling out between three brothers in respect of the management of their 93-year-old father’s property and financial affairs necessitated the intervention of the Court of Protection and the making of a stark judicial choice between them.