The Inheritance Act 1975

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, enables Contested Will and Probate claims to be made in England and Wales by those who are connected to the deceased person but did not receive “reasonable financial provision” from the estate of the deceased person via a will or intestacy.

The claim is formally known as a Contested Probate, but many people refer to such a clam as challenging a will, contesting a will, or a will dispute. In this site we refer to it as a will contest/challenge.

These laws only apply if the deceased person was domiciled in England and Wales when they died.

In order to make a claim, you need to have a particular relationship with the deceased. Some examples of the types of relationships with the deceased person that the courts may recognise are:

CWPL can usually offer our No Win No Fee Plan, with full funding of legal fees.

Makea claim

Making a Claim

Claims must be made within 6 months of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, so you should not delay in taking action.

If necessary, we can often commence a late application for you, as the court has the power to allow claims out of time.

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