Inheritance warning as Britons shell out £100,000 which ‘could have been avoided’

Andrew Wilkinson, Head of Inheritance Disputes at Lime Solicitors, said: “End of life wishes have been a taboo subject for too long and not talking about them can result in heartbreak and financial loss for bereaved families. 

“As contentious probate lawyers, we sadly see all too often how difficult it can be for families when things go wrong after a loved ones passes away, and where disputes could have been avoided had proper conversations taken place, and had a proper will been put in place. 

“We also see situations where someone dies, having clearly expressed their wishes, but those wishes are not implemented, because of a failure to comply with strict legal processes.

“The current law does not allow the court to dispense with the formalities of a will, irrespective of the circumstances, even when it clear that the terms of their will (or the intestacy) rules do not reflect their wishes. 

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