Inheritance Claims – For you

The death of someone close to you will be distressing. The grief can be compounded by financial vulnerability following such a death. You may be worried that you or your children will struggle financially as a result.

We will consider the options for assistance and help you make an informed decision as to whether an inheritance claim is appropriate for you or your children.

Whilst we will be able to advise you on the law, we aim to adopt a non-adversarial approach to resolving matters and encourage the use of Mediation, the Collaborative Law model or Family Law Arbitration.

We promise to focus on the issues and achieve practical and cost-effective solutions. We understand that you may be grieving and so will signpost you to a network of advisers to assist and support you alongside the legal process.

There are a number of ways in which we may assist you:

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (for further information on this area see here];
  • Claims that a Will is invalid due to lack of mental capacity, undue influence and/or lack of knowledge and approval;
  • Revocation and/or fraud or forgery; execution irregularities and/or lack of intention;
  • Rectification of a Will in circumstances, for example, where the person preparing it has failed to carry out the testator’s instructions;
  • Actions seeking directions of the court including the appointment of a judicial trustee;
  • Claims where there are allegations that the Grant of Probate has been improperly obtained.
  • Claims where you believe the deceased made a promise to leave you money or property and you relied upon that promise to your detriment.

If you would like an appointment with one of our specialists then please contact Miriam our Practice Manager on 01273 646900