Upholding parents’ agreement to make provision.

When they were younger, Helen and Sarah’s parents made wills in mirror image terms.  Those wills provided the parents’ estate to each other in the first instance, and then divided the estate equally between Helen and Sarah.

Further their parents agreed with one another that they would never alter their wills again, so that they could each feel confident that, if they were to die first, they could still rely upon the other to carry out the agreement to benefit Helen and Sarah.

Unfortunately, after their father died, Helen and Sarah’s mother changed the terms of her will many times. The last will did not make provision for Helen and Sarah. We succeeded in proving that Helen and Sarah’s wills were Mutual Wills, and that the mother could not change the terms. We recovered the entire estate for Helen and Sarah. We acted for them on a No Win No Fee basis.