Family structures are often complicated and our older generations are living longer than ever before. When a marriage breaks down and assets have to be divided, there is often a lot of work to be done to resolve inheritance law issues.
Lisa Pepper Partner
“Osbornes is firmly established as one of the top tier family departments in London. It has a range of clients and cases, many of which are notable because of their complexity. The team increasingly attracts clients who are very wealthy, or in the public eye.”
“They are not only effective, knowledgeable and professional, but also pleasant to deal with as people.“
Osbornes Law has a team of inheritance law specialists who can help guide you through all the legal formalities of inheritance and inherited wealth, whether or not there are disputes to be resolved.
Intestate Law – Dying Without a Will
When someone dies without having made a valid will, their estate must be shared out in accordance with certain rules: the rules of intestacy. Someone who dies without a will is called an intestate person, and only married/civil partners or certain other close relatives can inherit under intestacy laws. They will also apply if a will is made that is not legally valid.
If the intestate person has surviving children or grandchildren, and the estate is valued at more than £250,000, the married or civil partner inherits:
- The intestate person’s personal property/belongings
- The first £250,000 of the estate
- Half of the remaining estate
In the event that there are no surviving children or grandchildren, the partner inherits everything.
There are a great many ins and outs of intestate law, so it is important that you employ reputable, reliable inheritance lawyers to ensure everything is done correctly. At Osbornes Law, we can fill this role and help bring your intestate law problems to a satisfactory conclusion.
Claims Against Inherited Wealth
Once the decision to divorce is made, the process of untangling the assets and finances that are shared can be daunting. It is important, however, to secure the right financial settlement for your own future. Financial settlements are legally binding decisions regarding the division of wealth when a marriage ends. There is much to consider, and it always helps to have the best legal expertise in inherited wealth on your side.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to financial settlements because there are many variables that make one situation different to another. Making a claim against inherited wealth does not necessarily have to go to court – an agreement can be reached through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or collaboration. Our family law specialists have training in mediation and arbitration to help with the process. We aim to ensure you understand what’s happening at every stage and feel comfortable with every decision.
Our Specialist Inheritance Lawyers & Solicitors
We specialise in all aspects of inherited wealth and inheritance law, and we offer our services to clients in need. Our team has a great deal of experience and training in the areas of law that relate to inherited wealth and inheritance, and can offer trusted advice with the utmost compassion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
There are few experiences in life that are more emotionally difficult than going through a divorce or being bereaved, and the legal work can feel incredibly daunting. Osbornes Law solicitors are here to help navigate through the challenges to come to the right conclusion and allow you to move on with your life. If you’re in need of any of the services listed above, please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 7485 8811 for a confidential discussion.
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"Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases".
"It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "
Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.
"Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."
"Naomi Angell is a highly esteemed practitioner who is highlighted as "a leader in the field" and "extremely knowledgeable" by interviewees. She is particularly recognised for her experience in complex adoption disputes."
[The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.
This team is perhaps best known for its children work, often involving complex international dynamics.
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