After the death of a loved one families are often under a great deal of stress, which can be further complicated when there are blended families and disagreements over a loved ones estate.
Following recent news of a high profile family dispute between Paul Daniels’ family, the importance of making and updating a will has been thrust back into the spotlight. Blended families (those brought together by new relationships) are facing fall outs over finances and are challenging their parents’ wills, often leading to heartache and sometimes costly legal expenses.
Our family team are quoted in a recent article with the Independent advising people to leave a clear record of their decisions and what to do if there are disagreements amongst family members who are struggling under the emotional strain of managing estates and finances.
Take a look at the full article here.
Read the full article on The Independent.
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