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Inheritance disputes explained
If you believe your share of a loved one’s will is insufficient, then you can challenge the contents of the will under certain conditions with the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act of 1975. This act grants the court the right to change the deceased person’s will if it is found that reasonable financial provision has not been made to a close relative or dependant.
Who can make an inheritance dispute claim?
- A spouse or civil partner
- A divorced spouse or separated civil partner (as long as they haven’t remarried or entered into another civil partnership)
- Someone who has lived with the deceased for at least 2 years prior to their death
- A child even if they are over 18
- A dependant of the deceased such as an adopted or fostered child and stepchildren
- Anyone being cared for by the deceased prior to their death
Why choose our inheritance dispute solicitors?
The loss of a loved one is always a difficult and stressful time, especially if you have to deal with inheritance disputes alongside everything else. If you do find you need to contest a will, you can trust our contentious probate solicitors to be there to guide and support you through this trying time and to work hard to find a satisfactory solution for you and all involved.
At Trethowans, our preferred method of resolution is mediation, a peaceful meeting between the parties of the inheritance dispute where a solution is found with the help of a trained, independent third party.
Not only does this allow a speedy settlement but also avoids the case going to court, which can be both time consuming and expensive, not to mention emotionally draining. If mediation isn’t right for your circumstances however, our solicitors are trained and experienced to represent you in court.
You can trust Trethowans to represent you in your inheritance disputes and provide you with an honest and expert service. To learn more about contesting a will or to get started on your claim, contact our team of inheritance dispute lawyers in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton or Winchester today on 0800 2800 421.