Our inheritance laws start with the concept of testamentary freedom. This means that, in our Wills, we are all able to choose, your wishes, who we want to receive our assets when we pass away.
But there are also laws which allow family members and dependants to make claims against our estates, against your wishes, if we have not considered them in our Wills and Estate Planning.
Eligibility to make a family provision claim and the likelihood of success are determined by a wide range of factors. And only a judge can ultimately make these determinations.
In my practice, I act in Family Provision claims and other Estate Disputes and my work in these areas informs how I advise my clients in their Estate Planning.
Focusing my studies and practice in Wills and Estates Law allows me to provide you with informed advice at either end of the process.
It’s a balancing act that I can help you to navigate.