Posted: Thursday, 12 December 2019 @ 11:49
Can claims be prevented on a will that has been drafted?
It is impossible to prevent a challenge from being made from a relative or someone else but these steps can help....
Step 1 - Get it drafted by a solicitor. Professionally drafted usually stands up to scrutiny more than those wills done at home. It should minimise the chance of errors.
Step 2 - I like a “letter of wishes” we well as a will which explains why it has been drafted in certain terms can form very important evidence if the will is disputed.
Step 3 - Being open with family members regarding contents of a will can also help manage any expectation of inheritance. It places moral pressure on would be claimants and can flush them out as well prior to one passing away.