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Brothers at Arms: Stay-at-Home Sibling Claims for Greater Share of Mother's Estate

Posted by on January 26th 2018 in Blog Posts, Contentious Probate

Brothers at Arms: Stay-at-Home Sibling Claims for Greater Share of Mother's Estate

It is a very rare probate dispute that starts with a Will which divides an estate equally between the children, but this is what has happened in the estate of widow Rachel Heath in a case which reached the High Court in London this week.

Mrs Heath passed away in October 2015, aged 93, leaving a Will made in 1971 which divides her estate equally between her sons Jeremy (65), Timothy (62) and Dominic (53), who were also appointed jointly as executors.  The estate is worth an estimated at £1.8 million, including the family home; a Grade II listed London town...

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