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Claims under the Inheritance Act

When someone has died, whether they have left a Will or not, it is possible to make a claim against their estate under the Inheritance Act.contact us

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

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

The basis for making a claim is simply that reasonable financial provision has not been made 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 to case basis.

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

Who can make a claim under the Inheritance Act?

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

Please contact us for more information.