If you have been left out of a Will, or not been left as much as you need, you may be able to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
While a person is entitled to leave their estate to whoever they want when they die, there are some people who might reasonably expect to have a share of it.
This may include:
A spouse or civil partner
Children (both minors or adults)
- A former spouse or civil partner – if they have not remarried
- Someone living continually with the deceased for at least two years before their death
- Any person being financially maintained in some way by them.
There’s a six month deadline from the date probate is granted for any person wishing to bring an Inheritance Act claim – so speed can be of the essence..
Read our blog on how to make a successful inheritance claim.