Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

What does the Act do? The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables a select group of individuals to apply to the Court and make a claim against a deceased person’s estate. This is done where they allege that the deceased did not make reasonable financial (or that akin to financial) provisions for [...]

Does a ‘common law marriage’ exist?

Cohabitation is the fastest growing family type in the UK! Most people today shy away from the legal formalities of marriage and many shudder at the possibilities of having to endure a stressful divorce if things don’t work out.  Despite this many people who are unmarried but live with their partners do not fully understand [...]