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Inheritance Act Claims

Full legal advice so you know your rights - and receive a fair outcome - when filing an Inheritance Act claim

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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.

Goodwins Family Law Solicitors are fully experienced in handling inheritance claims of varying complexity. 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

In any family law situation, from inheritance act claims to divorce proceedings, you need to be sure you have the support and assistance of solicitors you can trust. Goodwins Family Law are exactly that – with over 25 years of experience, an excellent reputation amongst our clients, as well as a high client satisfaction rate, we’re one of London’s leading family law firms.

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. Our offices in Harrow are easily accessible from Central and West London – just seven minutes from Harrow-on-the-Hill tube station, or alternatively, we offer a Skype service for discreet, easy contact.

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.

About Goodwins

Watch our video to gain an insight into the inner workings of Goodwins Family Law Solicitors and how we can help you.

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Read further advice and guidance in our online Advice Centre, or additional information about our company in our About Us section.

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