A recent High court ruling has ruled that a deceased Widow was entitled to a 50% share in the deceased estate.
While the decision is not particularly surprising, it reinforces the rights of a deceased spouse to receive “reasonable financial provision for the deceased estate whether this is required for the wife’s maintenance”
The inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (1975 Act) provides statutory challenges to a deceased will to a certain group/class of individuals where reasonable financial provision has not been made.
In this case Mr Singh wishes to leave his estate to his sons and the male blood line
Mr Justice Peel outlined detail of his decision in a written ruling and said it was clear that "reasonable provision" had not been made for Mrs Kaur.
See link which provides more details of the case
As a member of the Association of Contested Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) I have advised many applicants like Mrs Kaur and the other categories of Claimants in claims under the 1975 Act.
For more information or if you wish to discuss a potential claim then please contact our team today, who would be happy to have a confidential chat, on 0800 413 463 . Dependant on the circumstances of the case, we can consider dealing with your claim on a conditional fee (No Win No Fee basis).