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For whom the bell tolls

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Usually we write about family law as it affects those of us who are still hale and hearty, but there is an area of family law which crosses over with probate law, i.e. the law concerned with the financial estates of the deceased. In certain circumstances, when a family member dies, it is possible for those who remain to make a claim for financial provision from the deceased’s estate. This can happen whether they have made a Will or not. This area of law is governed by the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This Act enables the…

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