England and Wales: Reform of Family Provision Claims on Death

Whether or not the deceased left a will, certain family members and dependants may apply to court for reasonable financial provision from the estate, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”). This is often referred to as a claim for family provision.

The draft Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill includes reforms that would permit a claim for family provision in certain circumstances where the deceased died “domiciled” outside of England and Wales but left property and family members or dependants here.


Source: Law Commission
publication, 13.12.2011

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