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What could I receive if I bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975?

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The Court's approach to assessing claims

The Court’s approach to assessing claims under the Act is divided into two distinct stages. The Court will consider:

Factors the Court considers

The Court will consider the following factors when deciding what provision should be made for the applicant:

If the applicant is one of the following, there may also be additional factors which the Court may consider:

What orders can the Court make? 

The Court has power under the Act to make a variety of orders to provide reasonable financial provision for the applicant. These include:

Clarion's Contentious Private Client Team are experts in dealing with claims under the Act and are happy to have an initial chat about the points detailed above. Please feel free to contact us on 0113 336 3427 and someone from the Team will be able to assist.

You can read the previous blog in this series on who can bring a claim under the Act or keep an eye out for the next one which will be released shortly outlining how much time you have to bring a claim.

 

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