The solicitors we work with are experts at successfully handling wills and trust disputes. Specialist knowledge and experience are vital to achieving a positive result whether you are contesting a trust or defending it. The sooner you take advice on the trust dispute from a specialist law firm, the greater the likelihood is that your claim will be handled in the shortest possible time, with issues being resolved early enough to prevent them from spiralling into lengthy and expensive court cases that can destroy family relationships.
Trust and Inheritance Disputes
The cause of trust and inheritance disputes can vary enormously. However, at the centre of every challenge is a person who believes they have received unfair treatment. They may seek to prove that a trust is being run incorrectly, or that the trustees have misinterpreted the intentions of the trust. A challenge can be made regarding the value of the assets within a trust, or due to a disagreement between beneficiaries.
The Inheritance Experts can help if you:
- Want to remove a trustee
- Disagree with the reported value of assets a trust holds and want to query it
- Need to make a claim against a trust for money owed to you
- Want support and guidance on how to best carry out your duties as a trustee
- Want to clarify the structure of a trust which was worded in an ambiguous manner
Talk to use if you are considering challenging the terms or management of a trust, or if you are unsure whether you have legal grounds to do so. The team at The Inheritance Experts can help you understand your rights and options.
The removal of a trustee typically can only occur when it can be shown that they have mismanaged or misappropriated trust assets. This proof could be through poor investments, not obtaining appropriate advice, or allocating unnecessary money for a life tenant in a way that damages the rights of a trust’s beneficiary.
Handling Trust Disputes
The nature of a trust’s existence is to prevent financial disputes. Unfortunately, even those that are established with careful consideration to both tenants and beneficiaries can still be subject to dispute. It is important that trust disputes are handled with care and sensitivity as, more often than not, they involve family members. Working with the right solicitors means you can protect both your rights and your relationship with your family.
It doesn’t matter if the trust was created under a will or through a formal trust deed, The Inheritance Experts can help if you are concerned it is not being managed as it should be or if, as a trustee, your management is challenged.
Trusts created on or after 1 February 2001 are legislated under the Trustee Act 2000, while those created before this date are subject to different laws. Our team has a comprehensive working knowledge of all of these.
Speak with our specialist advisors today or fill in our online contact form for us to contact you directly.
There is no need to struggle financially or to worry that you can’t afford quality legal advice and representation as the law firms we work with operate on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means, if you aren’t successful in challenging the terms of a trust or how it is being managed, you won’t be out of pocket. Instead, your solicitor will be due an agreed share of your portion of the trust if you are successful.
Talk to us to find out more about how we can help you today.
Why should you contact us?
Fixed Fee Lawyers
The specialist solicitors we work with offer fixed fees for Wills, Probates & Lasting Power Of Attorney.
They cover all aspects of preparing wills and dealing with a person's assets after they have died.
The experienced solicitors we refer you to are experts at dealing with inheritance disputes effectively and efficiently.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert solicitor who will be there for you every step of the way.
Please note that we can only refer you to solicitors in England and Wales, as the rules governing trust disputes in Scotland differ.
Our areas of specialism include
- Inheritance Act claims
- Contested Court of Protection
- Disputed Wills
- Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries
- Fraudulent Wills
- Challenging a Will
- Asset and property disputes
- Estate administration disputes
- Burial disputes