The Court will consider all the circumstances of the case to determine whether the Will or the laws of intestacy make adequate provision for the proper maintenance, support, education or advancement in life of the applicant. If the Court finds that an adequate provision has not been made for the applicant, it will effectively re-write the Will so that it reflects what a wise and just testator would have done.
You should also obtain legal advice if:
We will give you initial advice about whether the will is open to challenge and next steps.
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I am dealing with a very delicate family issue and am pleased with the professionalism and thoroughness shown by the team at Birman & Ride. Special thanks to Nigel who has helped me along the way. Being kept up to date with the progress of my case via email is excellent and I am therefore not constantly worrying about where we are at.