An inheritance claim is made possible by the Inheritance Act 1975 which allows those who are connected to the deceased but did not receive “reasonable financial provision” from the estate of the deceased via a Will or intestacy, to claim for a share of that estate.
You may be entitled to seek financial provision from the deceased’s estate if you are:
- A spouse or civil partner
- A former spouse/civil partner provided you haven’t remarried or entered into a new civil partnership
- A child of the deceased
- Any person (not being a child of the deceased) who was treated as a ‘child of the family’ of the deceased
- Any person partly or completely maintained by the deceased
Claims must be made within 6 months of the date of the grant of representation – although courts do have jurisdiction to allow late claims.
A claim can only be made if the deceased passed on whilst domiciled in England and Wales
Contact our inheritance solicitors about making an Inheritance Claim
Our solicitors act for clients nationwide in making Inheritance Claims. If you want to know whether you might have a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975, call us today on:
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