Bringing an inheritance claim against your father’s estate

Bringing an inheritance claim against your father’s estate

If you are looking for solicitors to deal with an inheritance claim against your father’s estate then call our experts for a free case assessment on 0808 139 1599 or send us an email.

Our free legal helpline recently received a call from a woman about bringing an inheritance claim against her late father’s estate.

Under her father’s will his estate was left in equal shares to his two sons and to a female friend. Our client was excluded altogether and would not be entitled to inherit any part of her father’s estate.

We agreed to help her in bringing an inheritance claim and to work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This meant that she did not have to pay any legal costs upfront.

We brought a claim for ‘reasonable financial provision’ under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The Inheritance Act allows children to bring a claim against a parent’s estate if they are in need of financial provision.

In this instance our client had an obvious need for financial provision, particularly because she had serious medical issues, some of which were affecting her mental health.

We managed to secure an outstanding result for our client. The out of court settlement provided for her to receive one quarter of the net estate. This required the three beneficiaries to reduce their shares so that all four parties received an equal share of the estate. The settlement also included payment of our client’s legal costs and in addition she received various items belonging to her father which she attached significant sentimental value to.

If you are thinking of bringing an inheritance claim and are looking for experienced solicitors who can work on a No Win, No Fee basis then call our free helpline on 0808 139 1599 or email us at [email protected]

Bringing an inheritance claim against your father’s estate