This week we are considering another case where the courts considered the mental capacity of a testator. We have also considered the case of Banks v Goodfellow where the court provided us with the golden rule. We will now be considering the case of...
Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”), legal protection is available for specific persons, where someone has died without leaving sufficient money for their continued wellbeing.
Who is able to make a claim under the Inheritance Act?
The following people are entitled to make a claim under the Inheritance 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
If you are considering making a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975 call us for expert advice on 0161 696 6178. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.