Can anyone assist in relation to an estate which has a property in Barbados?
The deceased left a UK Will which has no geographical restrictions and therefore covers their worldwide assets.
Lawyers in Barbados have confirmed that the UK Will will determine the distribution of the Barbados property and that we will need to have the Grant of Probate resealed in Barbados to deal with this. However, we are being told by another party that if the spouse is not happy with the entitlement they are due to receive under the Will, they can claim for a greater share of the property under the Succession Act, Chapter 249 of the Laws of Barbados.
Does anyone have any experience of this and if the spouse can make a claim under the Succession Act, does anybody know on what basis this can be made?
Thank you in anticipation.
Wilkes Partnership Solicitors.