Many people do not realise that if there is a dispute within a family after someone has died that you may only have a very short time to put in claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
When someone dies it may be possible to apply for a Grant of Representation in the estate of someone who has passed away within a few weeks or months.
If someone wishes to put in a claim against the estate for example a partner or a child who expected to receive an inheritance and did not then that person only has 6 months from the date of the Grant of Representation to do so.
It may be possible to carry out a standing search to see whether a Grant of Representation has been obtained. It is possible for individuals to carry out such a search themselves or alternatively at Dodds Solicitors we can carry out a search on your behalf if you instruct us to advise you.
In accordance with the advice of the Government and Public Health England we re-opened our office at 32 Friar Lane Leicester on Thursday 1st October 2020. This will remain subject to review and dependent upon the circumstances.
You must not attend our offices if you show symptoms of COVID‑19. We remain fully operational but many of our staff continue to work remotely. Please make an appointment before attending at the office and to arrange video conferencing or telephone meetings. Read More