By sending this information to us, you are not commencing a claim. Upon receipt we will contact you and advise you whether we believe you can make a claim, and we will commence a claim for you if we have we recommend that you make a claim, and we agree to do so. You should not assume that a claim has been made until we advise you that we have commenced a claim in the court for you.
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, enables Contested Will and Probate claims (Will Disputes) to be made in England and Wales by those who are connected to the deceased but did not receive "reasonable financial provision" from the estate of the deceased via a will or intestacy.
These laws only apply if the deceased was domiciled in England and Wales when they died. In order to make a claim, you need to have a particular relationship with the deceased.
Some examples of the types of relationships with the deceased that the courts may recognise are:
In addition you must also establish that the deceased had a responsibility to provide for you, and that they failed to adequately provide for you on their death.
Contact Johansson Solicitors to find out whether you fit within the required categories.
Claims must be made within 6 months of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, so you should not delay in taking action. We can often commence a late application for you, as the court has the power to allow claims out of time.