A common situation posed to The Probate Bureau on its free helpline is the one Lisa finds herself in:
Her father remarried and didn’t make a Will. While her father was alive he had told the family and his new wife that he wanted his estate to go to his 3 daughters. The father even left a letter expressing his wishes. Unfortunately, because Lisa’s father didn’t make a Will, the whole estate passed to his new wife. Sadly, the new wife is now telling Lisa and her sisters to ‘get lost’.
Without a valid Will, signed and witnessed, Lisa and her sisters have no grounds to pursue the matter further.
This is becoming a frequent issue and one that is likely to be more prevalent as remarriages increase. Heartache, upset and family rifts can be avoided with a legally binding Will expressing your wishes.
To find out the cost of a Will, tailored to your circumstances, contact The Probate Bureau on 0800 028 2837 or email email@example.com.