After the well publicised case of Ilot v Mitson in 2017, there were concerns that the decision to award an estranged daughter around 10% of her late mother’s estate may have opened the floodgates for adult non-dependant children to bring claims...
How can we help?
At Stephensons our inheritance dispute specialists are one of only a small number of dedicated contentious probate teams in the UK. Our solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a wide variety of disputes relating to Wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection issues.
Speak to a member of our specialist team today on 0203 816 9314, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly as soon as possible.
The death of a partner, parent or other loved one is always a distressing time. The stress of the situation can be increased further when the Will is challenged and claims are made by others to share the estate. Furthermore, if a Will, trust or estate dispute is between family members or based around certain people not being entitled to what they expected, further problems may arise.
No matter what the nature of your inheritance dispute our team will be able to advise you on your case and discuss the funding options available to you. We can advise you on what taking action will cost you overall, how long it’s likely to take and whether your have a strong case.
If a family member has passed away and what has been left for you in their Will is not what you anticipated, our solicitors may be able to challenge the Will. If you have concerns that it is invalid or that yourself or another family member has been unfairly excluded, we may be able to help. We can do so by making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Who is able to make a claim under the UK Inheritance Act?
The following people are entitled to make a claim under the UK Act:
- A spouse or civil partner of the deceased
- A divorced spouse or a separated civil partner of the deceased, given that they have not remarried or entered into a new civil partnership
- Any person who lived with the deceased for a minimum of two years prior to their death
- A child of the deceased (including children over the age of 18)
- Anyone who was treated as their child by the deceased person, including adopted children, fostered children, step children and so on
- Anyone being cared for by the deceased person prior to their death
We can help with:
- Burial disputes
- Caveats, warnings & appearances
- Contested Court of Protection
- Contesting a trust
- Contesting a Will
- Estate administration disputes
- Inheritance Act claims
- Challenging a Will based lack of mental capacity
- Property & asset disputes
If you need advice speak to a member of our specialist team today on 0203 816 9314, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly as soon as possible.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
We are so thrilled with the work Heather has done so far. She is a force to be reckoned with and exactly the person you want on your side. Her knowledge on the matter is second to none, she is very approachable and is great at explaining the complicated case to us while advising us of our best options.
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If you are experiencing a dispute in regards to a UK Will, trust or estate, get in touch with Stephensons solicitors today to see how we can help. You can call us on 0203 816 9314 or complete our online enquiry form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
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