Last Updated: Wednesday 13th September, 2023
The death of a loved one is a difficult time and situations in which a will is contested can be an additional burden. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are specific legal grounds, procedures, and considerations that must be understood before embarking on this journey. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of contesting a will in Trinidad and Tobago.
When a person dies without leaving a will he has died “intestate.” When this occurs certain rules apply in regard to who is entitled to inherit the deceased's possessions which are called his "estate."
In Trinidad and Tobago these rules of intestacy are set out in the Administration of Estates Act Chap 9:01. When a person dies without a will the following persons have a right to a share of his estate:
You're looking forward to the big day but there are so many details to consider including the legal details. If you already have a Will before getting married, keep in mind that tying the knot can affect that Will.
Most of us don't really think about making a will - it can be an uncomfortable subject. Or maybe you do intend to make one but it has gone on the backburner. In the past, a few persons have asked if you can just draft one yourself. So can you make your own will?
MY COMMON LAW PARTNER HAS DIED WITHOUT A WILL. HOW DO I ENSURE I RECEIVE A SHARE OF MY PARTNER’S ESTATE?
When a person who was in a common law relationship passes away WITHOUT A WILL and leaves behind a surviving partner, that surviving partner can claim a share of the deceased's estate. With the help of an attorney, the surviving cohabitant must:
Maybe you've heard these terms before but what do they mean? And what happens when someone dies "testate" or "intestate" in Trinidad and Tobago?
A will tells everyone what should happen to your money, property and possessions after you die (all of these things together are called your ‘estate’).
Thinking about making a will seems like a morbid subject. However, life is uncertain and we don't know when we may go. So here are six (6) good reasons why you should consider making a will: