Problems in the Interpretation of Wills and Trust Documents

A final will and testament isn’t always a fair and accurate reflection of the deceased party’s wishes. In addition, it is often difficult to interpret the content of a will in the precise manner the deceased individual intended. This can result in difficulties and disputes for friends and family members, who may interpret some or all of the will in very different ways.

At Aristone Solicitors, we know how challenging it can be to interpret and understand a final will and testament. Whether you think a mistake has been made or you simply require clarification for peace of mind, we’re standing by with the support you need.

Contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime to book your obligation-free consultation at our Central Luton office.

Why Contest the Interpretation of a Will?

Most wills and trust documents are open to interpretation to a certain degree. For obvious reasons, it’s not uncommon for individuals to interpret wills in a manner that suits their own interests. This is where impartial mediation can help.

At Aristone Solicitors, we strongly advise seeking the support of a professional legal adviser if you suspect that:

  • The individual who wrote the will made a mistake. When a will is drafted on behalf of someone else, it is perfectly possible that the writer did not fully understand the wishes of the deceased. Alternatively, they may have recorded information in a manner that doesn’t clearly specify the entitlements of those included in the will.
  • There has been a clerical error of any kind. It is of the utmost importance for a final will and testament to be 100% flawless and free from errors. If there are any numerical errors or even spelling mistakes, they could radically alter the interpretation of the will as a whole. Clerical errors can render a will invalid and unenforceable.

Disputes only tend to occur when one or more beneficiaries feel they have not been allocated as much as they feel they are entitled to. This can, of course, create friction and cause further upset for friends and family members during an already difficult time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the interpretation of a will or your entitlement to a deceased person’s estate, contact the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime.

Independent Mediation

Making sense of the terms of a final will and testament can often be as simple as involving an experienced and impartial mediator. If it’s determined that there are any mistakes or clerical errors, the necessary steps will be taken to ensure they are corrected.

At Aristone Solicitors, we strongly believe in bringing sensitive matters like these before the courts only as a last resort. Where possible, we prefer to bring issues involving wills and trust disputes to a prompt and amicable resolution through objective and impartial mediation.

Whatever the nature and complexity of your case, we’re standing by with the support you need. Contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime to book your obligation-free consultation.

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