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Our contentious probate specialists are often instructed in disputes surrounding the provisions of a will and disputes can follow the death of a loved one. And we are occasionally asked if a will is even worth the paper it is printed on, if it can be disputed.
Our view, from a contentious probate perspective, is a will is always far preferable than dying “intestate”, when the distribution of the Estate is decided in a fixed and inflexible way. This means the Estate - and who controls it - is decided in a set way depending on who the surviving family are. Does an intestacy instead of a will solve the problems? Most certainly not. And it is for that reason we feel it far better the testator commits their wishes to a valid will before it’s too late.
A will sets out how the testator’s assets and property should be distributed after their death. Writing a will is an important task that should not be taken lightly, as it can have significant consequences for those left behind. The reasons for writing a will are many and varied:
A will usually has significant consequences for those left behind. It is sometimes a good idea to have these discussions openly with the family or friends whilst you are thinking about your final wishes. Remember, you can change those wishes at any time thereafter provided you have capacity, know and approve those changes and are not subject to undue influence of any kind. But at the end of the day (and the end of a life) there are far more good reasons than bad why it is wise to prepare a will, including peace of mind, the prevention of disputes, tax efficiency, provision for dependent children, who controls the Estate and the relative ease and low cost of the process.
We don’t claim that a will is destined to resolve all the problems and issues that can arise after your death, but it’s a good starting point.
If you do not have a will, it is recommended that you consider instructing a solicitor as soon as possible. Get in touch with the Thomas Flavell & Sons Private Client Team today to write your will, or update an existing will. With offices in Hinckley, Leamington Spa, Market Bosworth, Warwick and Stoney Stanton.