Inheritance Claims Stockton on Tees

Are you looking for advice on Inheritance claims from a qualified solicitor in Stockton on Tees? At Merritts Solicitors we can give you guidance on making a claim against an estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

If a loved one hasn’t included you in their will, or hasn’t provided what you think you are entitled to or hasn’t made a will at all then you may be able to claim under the Inheritance Act. 

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows for certain groups of people including, the spouse or civil partner of the deceased, a child of the deceased, ex-spouses or ex-civil partners of the deceased and anyone who lived with the deceased in the two years before their death as their husband or wife, to claim regarding a person’s estate and inheritance so that they receive reasonable financial provision.  However even if you are eligible to bring an Inheritance Act claim, it doesn’t mean you will automatically get something from the estate. 

It is important that you act quickly when seeking legal advice as Inheritance Act Claims have time limits of six months, starting from the date when probate was granted, unless the court grants permission for a late claim.

At Merritts Solicitors we understand that inheritance disputes are a sensitive area so we will advise you on the potential value of a claim before guiding you through the process as smoothly as possible. This means we will try to find a settlement first and only go to court for the claim as a last resort. 

Alternatively, if your inheritance is being threatened by a claim, our experienced team at Merritts Solicitors can also defend you and support you every step of the way. 

For more information on the inheritance claims advice our solicitors in Stockton on Tees can provide, contact us today on 01642 885555 or make an online enquiry. 

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