Inheritance claim by disabled claimant

Inheritance claim by a disabled claimant results in a five-figure settlement

For guidance on making an inheritance claim by a disabled claimant contact our expert legal team. We offer a free case assessment service and no win, no fee funding. Call 0808 139 1599 or email us at [email protected]

We recently represented Ms D (as an adult child) in a claim against her late father’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.

Ms D’s financial need was based upon disabilities she suffered in an accident which had occurred some years previously. The inheritance claim was robustly defended by the estate on the basis that our client’s personal injury settlement, which she received at the time of her accident, should have fully compensated her, and that she did not need to not look to the estate for further financial provision.

However, disability is an important factor under the Inheritance Act. Claimants who suffer from a disability can raise this in support of a claim under the Inheritance Act.

We felt strongly that our client was entitled to receive an inheritance from her father’s estate and that her disability was a relevant factor to be taken into account. We therefore persisted with the claim.

Despite the strong defence presented by the estate, an out of court settlement was eventually reached which provided Ms D with a five-figure sum, including payment of her legal costs.

For further information about inheritance claims by disabled claimants contact our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1599 or email us at [email protected]

 

 

 

Inheritance claim by disabled claimant