Making an Inheritance Act claim

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Making an Inheritance Act claim

 

We are specialists in Inheritance Act claims. If you would like to know where you stand then call our free legal helpline for a case assessment on 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email at [email protected]

 

What is the Inheritance Act?

The Inheritance Act enables people to make a claim against a loved one’s estate where they have been unreasonably excluded or have received less from the estate than they are entitled to.

Who can make a claim under the Inheritance Act?

The categories of people who can make a claim under the Inheritance Act are:-

    • spouses and civil partners;
    • former spouses and former civil partners;
    • cohabitees;
    • children of the deceased;
    • children of the family; and
    • anyone who was financially dependant on the deceased.

Am I entitled to receive anything under the Inheritance Act?

If you fall within one of these categories then the next question is to decide whether you are entitled to receive anything under the Inheritance Act. To answer this we need to consider if “reasonable financial provision” has been made for you from the estate. If “reasonable financial provision” has not been made for you then the Court has the power to redistribute the estate regardless of the terms of the deceased’s Will or the rules of intestacy.

How much will I get from making an Inheritance Act claim?

The amount you get from making an Inheritance Act claim will depend on a number of factors.

For instance spouses tend to be treated more generously than other categories of claimant. It will also depend upon your own financial needs and resources, your health and any promises made to you by the deceased.

So, each case is different and you will need a personal assessment to be carried out in order to establish what you might be entitled to receive from making an Inheritance Act claim.

How we can help

To find out more about making a claim under the Inheritance Act and the kind of provision you can expect to receive call one of our specialist inheritance team on our free legal helpline of 0808 139 1606 or send details of your case to us at [email protected]

We can often deal with Inheritance Act claims on a No Win, No Fee basis and can look at this as part of the free case assessment.