Have you been denied your rightful inheritance? Do you have a case?

Have you been denied your rightful inheritance? Do you have a case?

Have you been denied your rightful inheritance? Do you have a case?

by | Inheritance

With the highly publicised UK case of Ilott v Mitson about to reach the Supreme Court, it seems to have set people thinking. Have you been omitted from a close relatives will? Were you disinherited? Even for adult children, there is a way to appeal.

Cases citing the 1975 Inheritance(Provision for Family and Dependents) Act numbered 15 in 2005. In 2015, 116 cases were bought before the court. Some of the claimants may have been disinherited. In other cases there may have been no will in a complex family situation. Raising property prices may also be a factor, as well as extended families bringing rise to people contesting an estate.

And whilst the process may be expensive, many see the cost as worth it. Failing to win a case may result in personal ruin, but the Act was designed to help those in genuine financial need. If you do feel that you have a claim against a close relative’s estate, it is imperative you seek legal advice and ensure you have a will in place yourself.

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