Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Our initial assessment following your email enquiry is free.
If it is agreed that we need some more information before we can establish whether you have a valid case we will agree a reasonable fixed fee to make initial enquiries on your behalf. This sum is payable in advance and can be made by card over the telephone.
Once we have the relevant information we can then assess the viability of your matter. If there is a case to pursue we can then discuss the options available, including NO WIN NO FEE and private paying. Regrettably, we are unable to take legally aided cases.
We will also discuss the funding options at this point. If it is more appropriate to charge on a private basis we will endeavour to agree a fixed fee with you.
This act makes provisions for those who were dependant upon the deceased but did not receive "reasonable financial provision" from the estate of the deceased via a will or intestacy.
You may be entitled to seek financial provision from the deceased's estate if you are:
A spouse or civil partner
A former spouse / civil partner provided you have not remarried / entered into a new civil partnership
Any person living with the deceased as husband, wife, co-habitee or civil partner for two years immediately before the death
A child of the deceased
Any person (not being a child of the deceased) who was treated as a 'child of the family' of the deceased
Any person being partly or wholly maintained by the deceased
Claims must be made within 6 months of the date of the grant of representation. The court has jurisdiction to allow claims out of time.
A claim can only be made if the deceased died domiciled in England and Wales.
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