Inheritance rules and disputes

DMH Stallard delves into the complexities of inheritance claims, emphasising situations where the Will is valid, yet certain individuals find themselves overlooked.

Exploring claims under the Inheritance Act of 1975, the guide outlines the specific categories of claimants, including spouses, civil partners, ex-spouses, cohabitees, and various categories of children.

We extend to scenarios without a Will, shedding light on the limitations of intestacy rules, especially for cohabitees.

We look at the importance of understanding the time limit for such claims and the factors considered by the court in determining reasonable financial provision.

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Cathryn Culverhouse


Expert in a wide range of complex contentious probate disputes including 1975 Act claims, validity disputes and undue influence claims.

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