If you have been affected by the death of a loved one or someone close to you, it can be very difficult to hear that you have not been provided for in their will, or that your loved one died without even having a will in place. In these circumstances it might be possible to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to provide for your needs, or to contest the deceased’s will.

Who Can Make an Inheritance Claim?

Only people in certain categories (e.g. spouses, partners, cohabitees, children, and dependants) are permitted to claim under the Inheritance Act. Once it is established that you fall into one of these categories, the court takes a number of factors into consideration, in order to decide whether you may have a claim. The complex and often emotionally-charged nature of these disputes means that this area of law can be overwhelming without the assistance of an experienced solicitor.

Expert Legal Advice Is Vital

At Slater Heelis we have an extremely experienced multi-disciplinary team who work together for your benefit in inheritance claims. Our team ensures that you are given advice covering every angle of your case, in order to maximise the chance of a successful result. Our expert family and wills and estate lawyers can advise you on any issues arising under inheritance claims. Please contact us in our Sale or Manchester city centre locations on 0161 969 3131 or email a member of the team.