Once an Estate is distributed, it is often assumed that there is nothing left to do. However, a beneficiary of a Will may feel disappointed with what they have received.
The Inheritance Act allows certain people to make a claim on an Estate if they do not feel that they have been adequately provided for financially.
The following categories of people may have the right to make a claim on a deceased’s Estate:
- The wife, husband or civil partner of the person who died
- A former wife, husband or civil partner who has not since remarried or formed another civil partnership
- Someone who lived with the person for at least two years before their death
- A child of the person who died
- A person treated as a child of the person who died
- Someone who has been financially supported by the person who died up until their death
Whatever the reason for challenging inheritance, our dedicated team is able to help. We act for both executors and beneficiaries when challenges are made to inheritance. Our service focuses on reaching a resolution and we will always explore all options for Alternative Dispute Resolution before deciding whether or not it is necessary to commence court proceedings.