Evans Harvey Inheritance Claims & Inheritance Dispute Solicitors
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Inheritance Claims and Inheritance Disputes

Inheritance Solicitors based in Crownhill Plymouth

Inheritance Claims and Inheritance Disputes are becoming more common place The general position is that the law does not interfere with how people choose to dispose of their property and money when they die. However, the law does provide protection if a dependant is cut out of a Will, or left less well off than expected, which is where our experienced Wills and Probate department can help with your Will dispute or inheritance claim. We specialise in acting quickly to preserve assets and are often involved in emergency injunction proceedings for court freezing orders pending resolution of any claim

The number of people contesting Wills has risen sharply over the last few years as family life becomes ever more complicated. We understand how devastating it can be to be left out of a Will or to not inherit the expected amount. It is not just the loss of any inheritance but also the thought that a loved one such as a parent actually decided to cut you off or leave you far less than you were expecting.

Stephen Hall heads the Wills and Probate department, the majority of Inheritance claims and disputes are resolved through negotiation and mediation without the need for costly and stressful litigation. However, if court proceedings are needed we take a tough approach whilst remaining aware of the sensitivity of the situation and family relationships, which need to continue beyond the Inheritance dispute.

The Inheritance Act 1975 (Provision for family and dependants) allows you to claim against a deceased person's estate if:

  • You were financially dependant on the deceased
  • Inadequate financial provision has been made for you by the deceased
  • You claim within the specified time limits
  • You fall into a specified category of claimant such as a surviving spouse, civil partner, child or cohabitee

The other common grounds for a will dispute or inheritance dispute are if you do not accept the validity of a Will on grounds such as:

  • You want to challenge the mental capacity (testamentary capacity) of the deceased when he/she made the Will
  • You want to challenge the proper execution or interpretation of a Will
  • You believe there was another agreement with the deceased before death relating to the disposal of his/her estate

Evans Harvey Solicitors Plymouth

First established over 30 years ago, Evans Harvey is a highly respected firm of solicitors with offices in Crownhill, Plymouth. We work closely with our individual and business clients offering a full range of services including property and conveyancing, wills, tax and probate, family and matrimonial law, personal injury, company and commercial, employment, litigation and inheritance claims.

  • Communication: We strive to deliver the best possible results for our clients
  • Teamwork: We work together to deliver the highest standard of legal services to our clients
  • Excellence: We always strive for excellence and quality in everything we do
  • Integrity: We encourage honest, open and transparent conversations with our clients
  • Accessible: We are always there for our clients

Evans Harvey hold free drop-in legal advice clinics during the week.

Tuesday 10am-12pm for Wills, Trusts, LPAs and Probate

Tuesday 5pm-6pm which covers general legal matters

Wednesday 10am-12pm they will deal with family law matters

Please call for details, or we are happy to answer any questions you may have

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Evans Harvey Solicitors in Crownhill Plymouth

We are a local firm of solicitors in Plymouth who offer a wide range of legal services for both businesses and individuals, for a personal and professional service please get in touch today to speak to one of our friendly team.

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    37 & 39 Morshead Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL6 5AD
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