Tag: Will

Co-habitant Cut Out of Will Gets Share of Partner’s £1.5m Estate

As another family provision claim succeeds, the question we now have to ask ourselves is whether testamentary freedom still exists in the UK? Can you still choose who to provide for and more importantly, and to the point, who not to provide for in your Will? Has the Inheritance...

5 Reasons to Make a Will

1. Gifts to your partner If you are not married or in a civil partnership then it is absolutely essential that you make a Will as your partner has no automatic entitlement to your estate. 2. Gifts to your spouse Your spouse or civil partner inherits automatically under the...

Son and Stepmother in Court Over £600,000 Estate

One lost Will and another incorrectly witnessed Will led to unexpected results in the long-running saga of Payne versus Payne. At the age of 59, retired postal worker John Payne left his wife of 30 years to marry Kim who was then in her mid-twenties. He died in 2012...