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Inheritance Act Claims

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Inheritance Act Claims

If you are unsure of your rights in relation to the estate of a former partner or family member who has previously supported you financially, we can provide advice and guidance.

If you would like to make an inheritance claim because the deceased has not made reasonable provision for you under the terms of their Will, we can make an application to the Court on your behalf for proper provision to be made.

Making an inheritance claim can cause conflict within your family and we therefore recommend that you take legal advice at an early stage.

We understand that these situations can be delicate and potentially fractious, which is why we offer comprehensive, sensitive advice that is designed to achieve a fair and satisfactory result.

At Goodwins Family Law Solicitors, we offer an initial fixed-fee consultation to gather information that enables us to advise you on the merits of your claim in accordance with your remedies, available under the relevant legislation.

You are eligible to make an Inheritance Act claim if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are the spouse/civil partner of the deceased
  • The former spouse/civil partner of the deceased who has not remarried or re-entered into a civil partnership
  • Living with the deceased for at least two years prior to their death
  • The deceased’s child (including adult children)
  • Treated as the deceased’s ‘child’ (foster child, stepchild or adopted child)
  • Being ‘maintained’ by the deceased

Contact us today – our team of lawyers have extensive experience in the practice of family law, so you can be sure that you will benefit from truly specialist advice, to get a positive outcome from any inheritance act claims.

The Goodwins Process

Step 1 - Get in touch

Contact Goodwins over the phone or through our contact form, and we will respond to you at your chosen time for maximum discretion.

Step 2 - Fixed fee consultation

During the initial consultation, we offer full advice on how to proceed with your case, highlighting all options available to you and the costs involved.

Step 3 - Let us help you

Once you have decided to move forward with Goodwins, we’ll use our expertise and experience to ensure that your needs are met.

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