The media often dictates the numerous ways you can write a will, from the quickest ways to ensure your inheritance, to the cheapest. However, recently, the mainstream media has been filled with botched wills and inheritance challenges.Do you have as many cheap ways to ensure you get the will you need?...
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The Telegraph recently reported (here) on a decision by the Court of Appeal which is likely to have a significant impact on the law governing Wills in England. The case concerned Mrs Heather IIott who challenged the terms of the Will left by her deceased mother, Mrs Melita Jackson. Mrs Jackson's Will left her £500,000 estate to a number of animal charities when she passed away in 2004. Furthermore Mrs Jackson made it expressly clear that her daughter, with whom she was estranged, was to receive nothing from the estate. Mrs IIott challenged these terms claiming that her mother did not leave "reasonable provision" for her in her Will....
A landmark case in England has awarded a woman who was left out of her mother's will £164,000 inheritance. Heather Ilott took her case to court after she was left out of her mother Melita Jackson’s will which granted her £486,000 estate to animal charities following her death in 2004....
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