Important Information

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, enables Contested Will and Probate claims (Will Disputes) to be made in England and Wales by those who are connected to the deceased but did not receive "reasonable financial provision" from the estate of the deceased via a will or intestacy.

These laws only apply if the deceased was domiciled in England and Wales when they died.

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In order to make a claim, you need to have a particular relationship with the deceased.

Some examples of the types of relationships with the deceased that the courts may recognise are:

  • their wife or husband
  • a person who was living with them as a defacto spouse
  • their same-sex partner
  • their (divorced) former wife or husband, or a former defacto spouse who has not remarried
  • their child
  • a child who was treated as a child of the deceased in relation to a marriage of the deceased.
  • a person who was, immediately before the deceased's death, partly or wholly maintained by the deceased
  • a person who has acted as a carer

In addition you must also establish that the deceased had a responsibility to provide for you, and that they failed to adequately provide for you on their death.

Find out if you qualify

Contact Johansson Solicitors to find out whether you fit within the required categories. Call us now.

Making a claim

Claims must be made within 6 months of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, so you should not delay in taking action.

We can often commence a late application for you, as the court has the power to allow claims out of time.

Please complete the form below to see if you can make a claim. We will contact you.

Alternatively you can send us an email, arrange a callback, or talk to someone now by phone. Call us now.

Important: By sending this information to us, you are not commencing a claim. Upon receipt we will contact you and advise you whether we believe you can make a claim, and we will commence a claim for you if we have we recommend that you make a claim, and we agree to do so. You should not assume that a claim has been made until we advise you that we have commenced a claim in the court for you.

Make a claim form

Please fill in the form below. Fields marked * are required

Details of the case

Please confirm that this is in England and Wales

Date of death*

Probate or Letters of Administration Grant Date

Was the grant of Probate or of Letters of Administration made less than 6 months ago?*

What was your relationship to the deceased?

Is the person making a claim disabled in any way?

Your personal details

If Australia please include state/area code, e.g: 03 8352 4300
If overseas please include country code and area code
e.g. for UK: +44 1234 5678910 , for USA; +1 123 456 7890

e.g: if in Australia: 0412 345 789
If overseas please include your country code

Referral information