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Predatory marriages & probate claims

United Kingdom - June 1 2022 Where a person enters into a marriage without the mental capacity to do so, that marriage can be held to be voidable under the Nullity of Marriage…

Adult Children’s recovery from Estranged Parent’s or Parents’ Estates - the growing reluctance to award compensation to an Adult Child

United Kingdom - September 6 2021 Adult children can claim against their parent’s or parents’ estate if they are not reasonably provided for under the Inheritance (Provision for…

Protecting legacies for Protected Parties

United Kingdom - December 15 2020 Generally, disabled people tend to have limited life chances and income. As such an inheritance can be life changing. However, many such people are…

Issuing a Warning to the Probate Registry

United Kingdom - December 12 2020 A caveat prevents a grant of probate from being issued by the Probate Registry. A person claiming to have any interest in the estate may issue a…

Changing approaches to capacity in relation to Wills

United Kingdom - November 23 2020 Much of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 involved a restatement of common law principles. However, in the test for capacity the law makers sought to…