Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Animal Charities in ‘Reasonable Provision’ Wills Dispute.

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of animal charities in ‘reasonable provision’ Wills dispute.
In a ruling that should clarify the Inheritance Act 1975, the Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision backing a woman who had been excluded from her mother’s will in favour of three animal charities.
The judgment means that adult children are less likely to be able to make a successful claim against parents' estates if they are disinherited.

QualitySolicitors Barwells Partner and Solicitor, Stephen Ash comments ‘this has been a long running case that has unsettled many people as the case seemed to be going against the general principal that what someone wants to do with their estate in their will should not be altered by the court after death. We now have more clarity and peace of mind for testator’s who want to make a will. However, the case highlights the need to have a professionally drafted will and take advice on your personal circumstances from an appropriately qualified Solicitor.'

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