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Parrots and second marriages

Whilst not many headlines will be this colourful (no parrot-related pun intended), this is yet another case that highlights the difficulty of navigating unpredictable family dynamics, particularly where second (and later) marriages are involved. 

The perceived entitlement from children of a previous marriage to feel that they should inherit from "their" parent on any remarriage is notoriously fraught with issues, especially following the death of one of the step-parents. This is a reminder that although we have apparent testamentary freedom in England and Wales, that freedom is often challenged when disappointed beneficiaries (very often children) don't get what they want. 

In case we needed prompting again - this shows how important lifetime planning and discussions are with family in protecting against post-death claims.

Self-proclaimed Lord says his mother left him her £300,000 house so he could look after her PARROTS as rest of family sues him in bitter court fight


private wealth disputes, private client