Children’s inheritance claim settled out of court
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We have recently achieved an excellent out of court settlement of a children’s inheritance claim. We represented two daughters in a claim against their father’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 after they discovered that his will left his entire estate to his siblings.
The daughters had been estranged from their father for much of their life. He had left the family home when they were young children and had little to do with them. He was named on one of their birth certificates, but was not named on the other daughter’s birth certificate.
The daughters’ inheritance claim was defended by the deceased’s siblings. We agreed to work on a no win, no fee basis.
Frustratingly, defendants saw fit to challenge the paternity of both daughters. This was despite the deceased being named on one of their birth certificates.
We therefore made arrangements for the daughter’s paternity to be tested using DNA provided by a paternal uncle. The DNA testing proved conclusively that the deceased was indeed the father of both girls.
Having proved paternity we recovered the costs of the DNA testing from the defendants. We were also then able to negotiate an out of court settlement of the inheritance claim, with the daughters receiving a six figure sum towards the costs of their future education.
If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in making a children’s inheritance claim and are able to work on a no win, no fee basis then contact us for a free case assessment. You can call our free inheritance helpline on 0808 139 1599 or alternatively send an email to us at [email protected]