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How do I know if I am entitled to make a claim against someone’s estate?

Posted on Monday, 3rd June 2013 by

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We are often asked by clients how they can find out whether they are entitled to make a claim against an estate of someone who has passed away.  We are experts in providing advice for making a claim against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

If you have found yourself in a position where you were financially dependant upon the deceased but were not provided for under the will either adequately or at all, you may be entitled to make a claim.  It is important to keep in mind a claim against a person’s estate for reasonable financial provision can only be made before the end of the period of six months from the date on which a grant of representation is taken out – we can assist you with this.

If you are in a position where you are unsure whether you are able to make a claim against someone’s estate, contact us for a no obligation discussion on 0800 999 8880.

Frances Jacobs is one of our Solicitors in Leicester, who are all experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Paul Stubbs - Litigation
Paul Stubbs - Litigation
paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01332 862 113
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