What can you do if you have been left out of a will?
This is a case study of a man who was left out of a will and the legal action that was taken to recover the inheritance he was entitled to receive. If you have been left out of a will and wish to make a claim then call us for a free case assessment on 0808 139 1599 or send us an email.
We were recently contacted by a man who had been left out of his father’s will. We agreed to help him by making an Inheritance Act claim against his late father’s estate. He did not have the money to pay legal fees, so we agreed to deal with his inheritance claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
It came as a shock to our client to find that he had been left out of the will. He was his father’s only child and they had always enjoyed a very close relationship.
Instead of including our client in the will, his father had named his former wife (our client’s mother) as the sole beneficiary of his estate.
When we presented the inheritance claim to his mother she opposed it, arguing that the will was written because his father was concerned about his son’s lifestyle choices and feared that he would spend the money on alcohol and drugs.
We proceded on the basis that this was a misunderstanding and misconception on the part of his late father.
We managed to secure an out of court settlement for our client very quickly. This ensured that he received 50% of the estate with his mother receiving the other 50%.