This article highlights the reality of what can happen when you choose to prepare you own Will rather than instruct Solicitors. If a claim is made the costs involved will be significantly more than the costs of preparing a Will. It is important to take appropriate legal advice to protect your legacy and keep families together.
Claims for mishandling a deceased’s estate have more than tripled over the last year, according to figures released by the High Court. Data from the Chancery Division shows there were 368 claims lodged for breach of fiduciary duty in 2013, up from 107 on the previous 12 months. The claims range from theft of assets by the executor to fraudulent distribution of assets to favour certain beneficiaries of the will above others.