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Claims under the Inheritance Act

When someone has died, it is possible to make a claim against his or her estate under the Inheritance Act. A claim can be made regardless of whether they have left a Will or not,

Only certain people can make a claim using this law and as this is a complex area of law it is advisable that you contact us to seek legal advice as to whether your claim is likely to be successful or not.

Who can make a claim under the Inheritance Act?

Normally only immediate family or those very close to the deceased – such as an unmarried partner, can make a claim.

What grounds are there for making a claim under the Inheritance Act?

The basis for making a claim is simply that reasonable financial provision has not been contact usmade by the deceased for the claimant.

It is up to you and your solicitors to show the Court that the provision you have been left (if any) is not sufficient to meet your needs.

There is no set formula about what is ‘reasonable’ and this will be decided on a case by case basis.

The following elements will be taken into account by the Court when deciding the merits of the claim:

Please contact us for more information.