Inheritance claims

Sensitive advice for clients requiring inheritance claims support.

If you or your children were financially dependent on someone who has died and adequate provision has not been made for you in their Will or by the law of intestacy, you may have the right to apply to the Court for provision from their estate.

Our family lawyers can provide sensitive legal advice for clients requiring inheritance claims support should the relevant provisions not have been put in place.

The Court can make financial provision that is reasonable in all the circumstances by transfers of cash or property from the estate. Such claims are often disputed and are subject to a strict time limit. It is therefore essential to seek expert advice as soon as it becomes clear that no provision has been made for you.

We appreciate that this can be a very difficult time to have to consider potential litigation, often involving close family members. We pride ourselves on adopting a sensitive, yet necessarily proactive approach to protecting you as far as possible from potential financial hardship.

We have experience in acting for both applicants and respondents in Inheritance Act proceedings. Such applications cover several areas of the law and we have the advantage of being able to draw on the expertise of our family, private client and civil litigation departments to produce the best possible outcome for you. We have established a Contentious Probate Unit spanning the three relevant departments to maximise our effectiveness in dealing with these matters on your behalf.

We offer a free 30 minute consultation on matters concerning inheritance claims.

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