The recent news that Aretha Franklin died on 16 August 2018 intestate (without leaving a will) ought to prompt the millions of people who have not made wills to reflect. The Queen of Soul reportedly left a fortune equivalent to approximately £62m.
The recent decision of HJJ Matthews in the case of Lewis & Ors v Tamplin & Ors (2018) EWHC 777 Ch has clarified the rules surrounding the rights of beneficiaries to demand disclosure of documents and information from trustees.
A recent estate dispute has rendered vague wording in a letter of wishes legally unenforceable.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way, or so the saying goes. But when 40% of adults don’t have a Will and the number of cases where Wills are contested climbing, the law around Wills and what happens to your estate when you die can be confusing and easier to ignore. The team here at Bridge Law have sat down to answer your questions.
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