Inheritance Disputes

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Modern families and relationships are more complicated than ever before – some families incorporate step siblings, or half siblings who share one parent, other families have one sole parent with a number of children, and in some cases, children are raised by grandparents, aunties or uncles, for various reasons. 

For this reason, inheritance can be a difficult area. Disputes are increasingly common, and are usually over the way assets are split between certain individuals.

If a will has caused a dispute within your family we can help you. We know how stressful and painful such disagreements can be, and always strive to find the quickest and most cost-effective solution for all involved.

For further information about inheritance disputes and how our solicitors can help, call our Middleton office today on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511. If you would prefer to, you can also send us a message using our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

The basis on which a claim can be made

The following people can apply to the court in an inheritance dispute case if the distribution of the deceased’s estate does not make reasonable financial provision for the person applying. These include:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • Any former spouses of the deceased, provided they have not remarried or entered into a civil partnership.
  • A child of the deceased
  • A person who has lived in the same household as the deceased
  • Any person treated by the deceased as a child of the family

The court will determine whether it would be reasonable to make financial provision for the individual making the application.

How Temperley Taylor can help you

We understand that when people become embroiled in an inheritance dispute involving a will or estate, it can be particularly difficult and emotional to handle.

If a case ends up in court, our professional team can guide you through the process, offering both legal and emotional support.

Contact us today

To receive free, impartial advice from one of our solicitors regarding inheritance disputes you can set up a free consultation, where we will assess your case and the best steps to take.

Contact our Middleton office today on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting.