Who can claim under the Inheritance Act 1975?

Court cases involving disputes concerning wills have risen, increasing significantly in the last five years and even more in the past decade, as reported by The Times.

The Office for National Statistics indicates that there is a consistent trend over the last forty years; fewer people are choosing to get married.

Speaking about the increase in the number of inheritance disputes Matthew Wilson, a specialist inheritance dispute Lawyer at Liverpool Legal Services commented:  

“The increase in the number of couples deciding to live with a long-term partner rather than get married has resulted in a greater number of unmarried men and women seeking to claim against a deceased’s partner’s estate.

If you believe your late partner should have made greater financial provision for you in the will, you must act quickly and seek legal advice. You have six months after the grant of probate to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.”

At Liverpool Legal we have highly experienced and specialist Will Dispute solicitors who will work in partnership with you.    A “ No Win, No Fee “ arrangement may be available in suitable situations,  otherwise we may agree a payment plan that is suitable for your needs.  For further information, please contact Matthew Wilson on 0151 702 5400 or click here to send an email to enquiries@liverpool.legal, alternatively you may enter your details on the contact form.

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Matthew Wilson is a specialist business & litigation solicitor, he has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including landlord & tenant law.