When there are issues with family inheritance or a trust you’re involved with, it can be a stressful and challenging time, often added to by the weight of preserving the delicate family relationships which can be so easily damaged by disagreements over a loved one’s estate. Getting the right legal support to help you with complex estate issues means you won’t be left struggling to reach a solution.

You may have questions regarding the legitimacy of a will, or have concerns that a fellow executor or trustee does not have the beneficiary’s best interests at heart. Perhaps you are defending a claim to a legacy you are set to receive.  No matter the issue, our team of experts understand the difficulties and tensions that can arise from a contentious estate or trust, and will provide you with the proactive and timely advice you need.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

At Foot Anstey, we help by giving you actionable advice and recommendations on what’s best for you. Embarking on litigation can be expensive but we’ll work with you to identify and understand your objective and agree a strategy that’s comfortable for you and leads to a solution you’re happy with. Whenever possible, we’ll find a resolution that avoids you the expense and inherent difficulties of going to Court.  Most of our cases are resolved following an exchange of correspondence, a round table meeting or mediation.

Our team is one of the largest in the South West with four solicitors practicing exclusively in this area of law. We can provide advice on the validity of wills and trusts, including questions around capacity and undue influence, claims for financial provision by family members or dependants of someone that has died and actions by or against executors and trustees

If you’ve received advice from another firm that was incorrect, or think that they’ve mishandled a legacy, we can also assist you with a claim for professional negligence.

No matter the problem, our experienced team of lawyers is ready to help. Contact us today to find out more.

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Our team is experienced in dealing with the complexities that can accompany inheritance and trust disputes, for example where there are agricultural/business assets, assets in other jurisdictions and tax considerations.  We work closely with colleagues in the wider Foot Anstey Agriculture, Mental Capacity, Tax and International Tax teams to provide a seamless service to our clients.

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