How To Sue A Dead Person's Estate
Spouses, civil partners, cohabitees, children and dependents may claim against the estate of a deceased person if they have not received an inheritance, or if the deceased has failed to make adequate financial provision for them.
The law affords protection for those who were financially dependent on the deceased if they belong to one of the categories outlined in the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Contested wills, probate disputes and dependency claims can be extremely complex, lengthy and difficult to resolve. There is a 6 month time limit for contesting the terms of a will from the date of the grant of representation, and for this reason non-beneficiaries and those family or dependents who feel they have not been adequately provided for should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Bartletts Solicitors can help you claim if you have been left out of a will. We have a dedicated team of will and probate dispute solicitors.