The death of a loved one can make it feel as if your whole world is falling part and leaving one solely focused on grief while legal landmines await….
Time is always of the essence when determining your rights to a loved one’s estate and those rights may vary dependent upon your relationship to the deceased loved one’s estate and whether the loved one left a Will.
Questions that may come to your mind are:
- Did my loved one leave a Will?
- Was I a named beneficiary under the Will?
- When will I receive my gift under the Will?
- What if I was left out of the Will? Can I challenge the Will?
- What if my loved one lacked mental capacity when the Will was made?
- What if my loved one did not leave a Will? Am i entitled in such a circumstance?
Your financial entitlement to a loved one’s estate may depend on you seeking legal advice immediately after a loved one’s death. The passage of time may negatively affect your legal rights to your loved one’s estate. If you come into Resolutions Law office to inquire about the estate of a loved one who died in the 1990s, it is more likely than not that a perfectly valid claim has been invalidated by the passage of time. It is essential for you to become aware of your rights and take immediate action in these circumstances.