If you haven’t been left anything or very little under a Will (or on an intestacy) then you may be able to claim. In England and Wales it would be under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which is commonly referred to as the Inheritance Act.
Husbands, wives, civil partners, ex-spouses, cohabitees, dependants and children of the deceased are all entitled to claim. Our expert team would be happy to discuss how to make a claim under a Will if you have not been named as a beneficiary.
Claims can also be brought in Scotland under different legislation.