Inheritance ACT CLAIMS

If I have a case about using the Inheritance Act

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If I have a case about using the Inheritance Act

In order to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, the applicant's relationship or connection with the deceased must be one of the following categories:

The recent well-publicised Court of Appeal case involving Heather Ilott means it may be easier for adult non-dependent offspring to make a claim. Mrs Ilott had no contact with her mother or financial dependency on her but was still awarded a significant amount of the estate, despite her mother expressly stating in her will that she did not wish her daughter to receive anything. However ultimately, each case will be decided upon its own facts.

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