Making an inheritance claim against your mother’s estate

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Settlement of daughter’s inheritance claim against her mother’s estate has been reached at mediation

Our specialist contentious probate team recently represented Mrs B at a successful mediation of her claim against her mother’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Mrs B had been excluded from her mother’s will following a long period of estrangement arising from a family argument that had taken place many years ago. Mrs B herself felt that her exclusion from her mother’s will was unfair and that she should be entitled to receive financial provision from the estate. We agreed with her and pursued an Inheritance Act claim, working on her behalf on a no win, no fee basis.

The Inheritance Act claim was defended by Mrs B’s children, as well as her brother, her niece and her nephew.

Mediation is a popular way of resolving inheritance disputes as it is a cheaper and faster alternative to normal court proceedings. In this case all the parties involved in the dispute agreed to take part in a mediation in an attempt to reach an out of court settlement of the inheritance claim.

The mediation was a success. We successfully negotiated a five figure settlement for Mrs B at the mediation. The settlement also included provision for the estate to fully pay all the legal costs associated with our client’s Inheritance Act claim.

If you would like to talk to an experienced contentious probate lawyer about making an inheritance claim against your mother’s estate then call us for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding on 0333 888 0404. Alternatively simply send an email to us at [email protected] with brief details of the claim you would like to make and one of our specialist team will get straight back to you.

Naomi Ireson

Naomi Ireson

Naomi is a specialist inheritance dispute lawyer and one of England’s leading practitioners in this complex field. Her areas of practice include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills and beneficial interest claims involving estoppel and constructive trusts. She also deals with Court of Protection cases.
Naomi Ireson

Naomi Ireson

Naomi is a specialist inheritance dispute lawyer and one of England’s leading practitioners in this complex field. Her areas of practice include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills and beneficial interest claims involving estoppel and constructive trusts. She also deals with Court of Protection cases.

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