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Inheritance Claims

Inheritance Claims Solicitors Malton, Wetherby & York

Wills are very personal documents, and nobody is obliged to leave assets in their Will to certain people. But this does not mean that you are not entitled to raise an inheritance claim if you feel as though you should have reasonably expected an inheritance.

How can I make an Inheritance Act claim?

A claim must be brought within six months from the date of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. 

Due to the time constraint, we advise that you contact a legal expert quickly. At Pearsons & Ward, we understand that every client’s situation is unique. We strive to get the best outcome for you as we know that making Inheritance Act claims can be distressing and upsetting.  

For more information on how we can help you, contact us on 01653 692247

In what circumstances can I make an Inheritance Act claim?

Whether you can make a claim or not is dependent on the circumstances. The court will consider the relationship between the person claiming (the claimant) and the deceased, whether the deceased had responsibility for the claimant, the financial and other needs of the beneficiaries and the size of the estate. 

Who can make an Inheritance Act claim?

You may be able to make an Inheritance Act claim if you have the following relationship with the deceased:

  • A spouse or civil partner
  • A former spouse or civil partner (provided they have not re-married)
  • Cohabitees of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased (biological, adopted, and others who were treated as children such as step-children)
  • Anyone that the deceased cared for, maintained or had responsibility for when they died

Contact our Inheritance Act Claim Lawyers in Malton today

Although it is not guaranteed that through claiming that you will be found to have inheritance rights, it is important to find out if you are unsure. 

To find out how our team can help you make an Inheritance Act claim, contact us today on 01653 692247 or complete our online enquiry form