Who can make an Inheritance Act claim?


An Inheritance Act claim can only be brought by certain categories of individuals, being:

  • Surviving spouses or civil partners of the deceased
  • Former spouses or civil partners of the deceased (subject to some exclusions)
  • Cohabiting partners who lived with the deceased for at least 2 years prior to their death
  • A child of the deceased
  • Someone treated as a child of the family (e.g. a step-child)
  • Dependants ‘maintained’ by the deceased

If you consider that you fit into one of the categories and would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us or request a callback.