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...
Under the UK Inheritance Act 1975, legal protection is available for spouses, children and other dependants where a person has died without leaving sufficient money for their continued wellbeing. If you feel you are in this situation call Stephensons’ inheritance experts on 0203 816 9314 for advice on how to make a claim.
The factors that the British Court must by law consider when dealing with Inheritance Act claims include:
- The financial needs of the person making the claim
- The financial needs of any beneficiary of the estate in question has
- Any responsibilities the deceased had in regards to the person making the claim, or towards any beneficiary of their estate
- The size and contents (eg. properties, assets) of the deceased’s estate
- Any disability (either mental or physical) of the person making the claim, or any beneficiary of the estate
- Any other issues, such as the conduct of the person making the claim, or any other person involved, which the Court may deem as relevant to the case