Will Disputes


In certain circumstances, if you have excluded close family members from your Will they may make a claim on your estate.

The types of person who may make a claim are:

Your spouse
A former spouse (if still unmarried)
A person who has been living with you as if your husband/wife for 2 years immediately preceding your death
Your children or those who you treat as your children, such as stepchildren

Other dependants
In Scotland the surviving spouse or children can, if they wish, make a claim on your estate.
Such persons can apply to the Court for provision to be made. If you wish to exclude someone in these categories from your Will you should seek specific legal advice.