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Inheritance Claims

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.