It is possible to apply to the Court to claim against the estate of someone who had died either with or without a Will when the claimant has not been left reasonable provision under the Will or Intestacy.
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 allows certain categories of people, for example family members as well as those who were maintained by the deceased to claim against an estate. It is important to note that claims need to be made within 6 months of the Grant being issued (see Probate/Estate Administration). The Court has the discretion to extend this time limit if there is a valid reason for a delay in a claim being made but it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
If you wish to dispute a Will or Intestacy of someone who has died, we can provide initial advice. For instance, if you qualify to make a claim, but Hepburn Delaney does not conduct the Court Proceedings necessary to make such a claim.