Who can make an Inheritance Act claim?
You can make an Inheritance Act claim if you were:
- the spouse or civil partner of the deceased;
- the former spouse or civil partner of the deceased who has not remarried or formed a new civil partnership;
- in a relationship with the deceased for at least two years before their death;
- the deceased’s child (which includes an adult child);
- treated as the deceased’s child, for example if you were adopted, fostered, a step-child or close grandchild; or
- being maintained financially in any away by the deceased.
See our video below for more information on who can make an Inheritance Act claim.