What Is The Inheritance Act?The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables people to claim for financial provision in cases where it is deemed necessary and allows the courts to redistribute the deceased’s estate accordingly.
Can You Make An Inheritance Act Claim?You may be able to make a claim if you have:
- Not inherited because there is no will and the deceased died intestate
- Been left out of a will completely
- Not been left as much as you need
You have Been Left Out Of A Will, Can You Claim?Certain family and friends are able to make a claim in this instance, yes.
You have Not Inherited As Much As Expected, Can You Claim?Certain family and friends are able to make a claim in this instance, yes.
The Deceased Promised To Leave You Something In Their Will But Didn’t, Can You Claim?You may be able to if you can prove you were disadvantaged by depending on that promise – a claim known as a ‘proprietary estoppel’.
Who Is Able To Make An Inheritance Act Claim?As a guide, the following individuals may be able to make a claim:
- Spouse or Civil Partner
- Former Spouse or Civil Partner
- Biological child or adopted child or anyone treated as a child of the deceased
- Dependant of the deceased