Family feuds over inheritance are on the rise - and a record number of cases reached the High Court last year
The number of inheritance disputes reaching the High Court each year has soared to a record high due to the intricacies of modern family life and rising property prices, according to a law firm.
A single case, where an estranged daughter successfully battled her mother's decision to leave money to animal charities, was also so widely publicised it could encourage more people to make such claims.
Some 116 cases were brought in the High Court under the Inheritance Act last year compared with 15 in 2005 - an eight-fold increase in the annual figure. But this still relatively small number... read more
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