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Inheritance Act Claims
It can be distressing to discover you have not been adequately provided for within a Will.
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA) enables a person who can show they should reasonably have been provided for, or were financially dependent on a deceased person, to make a claim against their estate, if they have not been adequately provided for in the Will.
If you believe you can make a claim under the IPFDA, our private client litigation team will provide sound, solid legal advice and ensure your claim has the best chance of success.
Eligibility for Making a Claim Under Inheritance (Provision for Family And Dependants) Act 1975
- To make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family And Dependants Act) 1975 you need fall under one of the following categories:
- A current spouse or civil partner of the deceased;
- A former spouse or civil partner of the deceased who has not remarried and who has not received a final financial settlement following the breakdown of the marriage or civil partnership;
- Any person who, during the whole two-year period immediately before the date of death, was living in the same household as the deceased in the manner of a spouse or civil partner;
- Any child of the deceased including illegitimate, legitimated and adopted children of any age;
- Any person treated by the deceased as a child of the marriage or civil partnership;
- Any person not included above who was maintained wholly or partly by the deceased immediately before his death otherwise than for a valuable consideration. The requirement of ‘no consideration’ excludes paid domestic staff from having a claim under the Act.
Factors Taken into Account When Assessing Claims Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family And Dependants) Act 1975
When assessing a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family And Dependants) Act 1975 the court will take into account factors such as:
- The financial situation of the applicant
- The size and nature of the estate
- The deceased obligations and responsibilities to the beneficiary and the applicant
- The financial situation of any beneficiaries under the will
- Any physical and/or mental disability of the applicant or beneficiary
- Any other relevant consideration, including the conduct of the applicant
To find out how we can help you make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family And Dependants) Act 1975, please contact Ryan Taylor on 020 8290 7785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org