Claiming an inheritance

Difficult and upsetting inheritance problems can arise if you aren't receiving your fair share, or if the executors of a will aren’t acting properly.

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Claiming an inheritance - overview

Difficult and upsetting inheritance problems can arise if you aren't receiving your fair share, or if the executors of a will aren’t acting properly.

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Claiming an inheritance FAQs

Claiming an inheritance is not always straightforward. These frequently asked questions are designed to cover any questions you may have

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Dependants' claims against an estate

Following a death, specified relatives, dependants and other people can challenge someone’s will by going to court and claiming from the estate

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Disputing or contesting a will

There are a range of grounds on which you can dispute a will and how it is dealt with. If you feel you have a case, you should seek legal advice

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Wills and probate glossary

A useful glossary to help you understand the legal jargon used when trying to deal with creating or executing a will and other probate issues