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Re: Probate

Posted: 04 Feb 2018, 09:32
by Jim27
House insurance legal cover usually includes employment disputes but I doubt it'd cover this.

Your Mum not applying for probate is unfortunate but shouldn't ultimately render the wills invalid. The only issue there really then is the challenge to the validity of the wills, which unfortunately is a family money-maker for many people and they know it.

This is why I recommend my clients review/reattest their wills every few years and why I also conduct a vulnerable client assessment every year to get something in writing on my files to defend issues of alleged incapacity.

Sucks mate - and the legal costs won't be cheap :(

Re: Probate

Posted: 05 Feb 2018, 07:56
by norifan
Thanks Jim. Yes I am finding out about the legal costs the hard way. I dont have the optional extra of legal cover on my home insurance, not looked on my bike or car insurance. It's the fact that it has nothing to do with my mum's estate really yet I am footing the bill. The solicitor Informs me there is a 2nd caveat on my application now. He is going to ring me with the details today. Isn't the mental capacity issue supposed to be hard to prove anyway?