How to fund your 1975 Act claim
Inheritance Act 1975: If you haven’t been properly provided for, we can help you get the outcome you need.
If you feel you have been left out of a will, treated unfairly or a promise made to you has been broken, you might be wondering what you should do next.
Regardless of the complexity of your situation, we’ll take the time to listen to you and understand what’s happened. We’ll then use this information, our skills and experience to make a reasoned assessment as to whether you have grounds to dispute an inheritance or to defend a claim.
If you have been left out of a will or believe you have not been adequately provided for – or perhaps the rules of intestacy (the rules which apply if a person dies without having prepared a will) have left you without sufficient resources or financial support – you may be able to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).
How can I fund a 1975 Act claim?
We will discuss with you the ways in which you can fund your legal costs and our advice will be tailored to your specific personal circumstances. There are a range of options, which we cover in detail in the downloadable legal guide at the bottom of this page.
Why you should instruct Willans
We are one of the largest inheritance & trusts disputes teams in the South West and we work closely alongside our wills, trusts & probate department. Both teams are highly rated and recognised by independent national legal guide, The Legal 500. This cooperation is invaluable to ensure the swift resolution of disputes and the smooth administration of an estate.
Our team includes members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) – experts who are, by definition, the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field.
Legal awards and credentials aside, we are friendly, responsive and explain things in a clear way, always keeping you up to date on what’s happening with your case in a timely manner.
If you are looking to make a claim and need expert advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.Contact us
Our Legal 500-rated inheritance & trusts disputes team offer friendly but practical advice for what can be a complex area of law.