Protecting your inheritance is something everyone should have a plan for now and into the future. It’s never nice news to hear that your inheritance is being challenged and you could potentially lose your inheritance.
Why protect your inheritance?
It’s important to minimise the chances of an estate claim being made against your property and assets. You work your whole life to provide for loved ones (including spouse/s, children etc) so it’s vital to have an estate plan that secures all your assets.
If you are the beneficiary of a Will that is being challenged there is a real risk that you may lose your inheritance or receive less than you rightfully should. Protecting your inheritance should be a high priority for most to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Unfortunately challenging a Will is not unusual and becoming more commonplace. Whilst you cannot stop a person making a claim it is important that you understand your rights in the event that a claim is made.
Often your legal fees will be paid by the Estate. However, this will depend on your circumstances and the circumstances of each individual case.
What are the next steps in protecting your inheritance?
Our expert team of wills and estates lawyers will guide you through this process so that if a contested Will goes to Court, all of your rights are protected. If you are at the stage of estate planning, our team will be able to protect your interests to minimise the chance of an estate claim.
Contact our team today to discuss protecting your inheritance and defending any Estate challenges or disputes that may arise.