Inheritance Act Claims
It has long been the case that testators do not have complete freedom to dispose of their Estate. The scope of such freedom is restricted by the law relating to family provision, contained in the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975). There is a wide range of potential applicants under the legislation and extensive powers provided to the court in regard to property orders.
A claim may be brought regardless of whether a Will was made and applicants can, in some circumstances, include those financially dependent on the deceased and former spouses.
We act for both those seeking to bring a claim as well as on behalf of the administrators or executors of the Estate seeking to defend a claim. A member of our team will be able to arrange a mutually convenient appointment with you at our offices in Tonbridge or Sevenoaks in Kent.
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