Most families experience disagreements over the years and family dynamics can be complex. These issues can continue after the death of a loved one, sometimes resulting in unexpected or unfair financial outcomes.
If you have been left out of a will, or not left enough, Margalit Injury Lawyers may be able to help you. Strict time limits apply, so contact us immediately for free same day advice.
There are various types of claims you may be able to make.
Testator Family Maintenance Claims
A Testator Family Maintenance claim is often also called a TFM claim or a Part IV claim. These claims seek financial provision from the Estate of the deceased.
Your claim is likely to be successful if the deceased had a moral responsibility to make provision for you under their will, but failed to allow for your proper maintenance and support. This might mean that you weren’t named in their will at all, or that the amount you were left was not adequate.
You can only make a TFM claim if you are considered to be “eligible” under the categories prescribed by law. Whether or not you are entitled is not always clear cut, so we recommend you contact us today for support and clarification.
Contesting the validity of a will
A will might be invalid for various reasons including:
- a person did not have the mental capacity to make the will;
- another person exerted undue influence, forcing the deceased to make a will they would not freely have made;
- fraud, where for example someone was tricked into signing a will, or the signature was forged.
All cases have strict time frames, but these cases in particular require immediate action. Call Margalit Injury Lawyers today, and we will provide free same day advice.
Other Wills and Estates disputes
There are many other types of claims that may be made in relation to a will, estate or trust.
For instance, you may disagree with the fees charged to the Estate by an Executor.
Or, you may have relied on a promise someone made to leave you something in their will, only to find that they did not honour their promise.
If something does not feel right about a will or estate, we can help ease those concerns.
Importantly, if we believe you have a case, we will offer to act for you on a no win no fee basis. We will not ask you for any money up front, and if you don’t win, you won’t need to pay our legal fees.