If a will isn't drawn up properly it can be challenged, so make sure you miminise the chances of this happening to you.
If you’ve drawn up a will the last thing you want to find is that someone challenges it and that your money doesn’t end up going to the people or organisations you want it to. There are many reasons why a will can be challenged, but if you follow these tips you should minimise the risks of it happening.
When can you challenge a will? How a will can be contested.
The idea of a will is that you can decide who inherits after you've died, but there are – limited – circumstances in which it can be challenged.
It seems that a combination of the tough economic conditions and a rise in the number of second marriages and has meant that more people are willing to contest or challenge a will than before. But the process of challenging a will can be lengthy, emotionally draining at best (and incredibly divisive at worst) and expensive. And there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the financial benefit you believe you’re entitled to at the end of it.
Tips for filling in your self assessment tax return - and mistakes to avoid
If you’ve not yet filled in your tax return, you still have time. But if you've not registered for online filing, time is running out.
For many people, filling in their tax return is about as much fun as going to the dentist, but it’s easier if you don’t leave it until the very last minute. Time is running out as returns have to be submitted online by January 31st. If you’ve never filled in a self assessment form online before, you may have to register online and get your activation code in the post – which can take over a week to arrive.