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Festive fallouts spark legal inquiries

Lawyers have warned that family arguments during the festive period could lead to thousands of people disinherited by relatives.

Based on previous years, one Law firm expects the number of calls received by its Wills solicitors after Christmas to soar by 162%. Last year, the firm received almost three times the number of Will enquiries, relating to amendments and including the cutting out of siblings, offspring and spouses, between late December and early January compared to the rest of the year.

Meanwhile, lawyers at another firm have revealed January is one of the busiest times of year for divorce lawyers, as “spending time together over the holidays can often prove the final straw.”

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