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Inheritance Act Claims

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Certain categories of applicants can bring a claim pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (or the “Inheritance Act”) if they feel that the Will or provision on intestacy (where the deceased did not leave any Will) does not adequately provide for them.

The categories of applicants entitled to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act include spouses, co-habitants (if they have lived together for more than 2 years) children or persons treated as children of the deceased, or anyone financially dependent on the deceased at the time of their death.

The court will consider a lot of different factors when considering whether a person is eligible to bring a claim and whether they are entitled to be awarded anything. The court will take particular note of the size of the estate and the financial circumstances of all those involved.

We have significant experience in dealing with such claims and we are able to act for disappointed beneficiaries, defending beneficiaries and executors.

Do you need help now?

If you do need help in any area of wills, trusts and estate disputes contact Lorna Trueman, a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and litigation partner directly on 01332 226 476 who will be able to discuss your needs in more depth.

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