Remarried father leaves everything to new wife’s family

Inheritance claim against a father’s estate

Case study of an inheritance claim made when a remarried father left everything to his new wife’s family. If you are looking for experienced solicitors to deal with an inheritance claim against your father’s estate then call our free helpline on 0808 139 1599

Our contentious probate team recently represented Mrs A in an inheritance claim against her late father’s estate.

Mrs A made her claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 after having been excluded from her father’s will.

Her father had remarried following the death of her mother and this led to her eventually becoming estranged from him as a result.

Mrs A had once enjoyed an extremely close relationship with her father. She felt this had only broken down because of the influence of her stepmother.

Under the terms of her remarried father’s will, Mrs A’s stepbrother inherited the entire estate. This was because her father had changed his will with his second wife, leaving everything to his new wife’s family.

Mrs A consulted us about making an inheritance claim against her father’s estate. We felt she had good grounds to bring a claim in these circumstances and therefore agreed to take on the case.

The inheritance claim was successfully settled out of court at ‘virtual’ mediation using Zoom.

Under the terms of the agreed settlement Mrs A received a six figure sum from her remarried father’s estate, including payment of her legal costs.

If you would like to know where you stand in bringing an inheritance claim against your father or mother’s estate when they have remarried, please contact us on freephone 0808 139 1599 for a free case assessment and details of No Win, No Fee funding or email us at [email protected]

 

Remarried father leaves everything to new wife’s family

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