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inheritance act claims frequently asked questions

Inheritance Act 1975 claims usually concern the inheritance rights of children and other family members, particularly if they haven’t received reasonable financial provision as their inheritance or if they are a family member left out of the will for whatever reason.
There is a time limit for bringing Inheritance Act claims. They normally have to be issued at court within 6 months from the date of the grant of probate. You can search online to see whether or not a grant has been issued.
There is a time limit for bringing Inheritance Act claims. They normally have to be issued at court within six months from the date of the grant of probate. You can search online to see whether or not a grant has been issued. It is possible to bring a claim after the 6 months has expired, but you will need permission from the court to do so. These rules also apply to claims for the rectification of a will.
It is possible to bring a claim after the 6 months has expired, but you will need permission from the court to do so. The court looks at the full range of factors, such as the reasons for the delay in making the Inheritance Act claim, and what prejudice would be suffered to the estate and any other beneficiary. There is no guarantee that the court will grant permission even if the delay is only a few weeks. Similarly, just because a claim may be brought many years after the grant, it doesn’t mean permission would be refused.
Going to court for claims under the Inheritance Act 1975 is the last resort. The vast majority of Inheritance Act claims settle well before the case gets anywhere near a court room. Mediation is a common way of settling Inheritance Act claims. Mediation is a process where an independent mediator is appointed, who goes back and forward between the parties, trying to assist them in reaching a settlement.
Whether you think you may have an Inheritance Act claim or a claim has been brought against you, you should act quickly and seek specialist legal advice.

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