Trusts are complex legal instruments and any flaws in the wording of documents relating to them can have grave tax and other consequences.
Even apparently obvious or trifling clerical errors in a will or codicil may provide fertile ground for dispute and that is why it is so important to have such documents drafted by a professional.
If you have no spouse, child or other dependant you might think there is little point in making a will however this would be incorrect.
The task of administering your estate after your death will be made all the harder if your will is not drafted with the precision that only a professional can provide.
If a man had listened to his solicitor’s repeated advice to make a Will, his children would have avoided a sea of trouble after his death.
If your home is owned by a loved one you may feel secure, but you can be left in an extremely precarious position if he or she dies.
Every word a lawyer uses in drafting your Will is there for a reason and a home-made or shop-bought document can never replicate that level of professionalism. In a ground-breaking case on point, the precise wording of a couple’s Wills was instrumental in maintaining their daughter’s entitlement to benefits.
A judge ruled on an unusual dispute between a mother and a widow concerning the burial of a young man who died in a road traffic accident.