We regularly act for clients who want to bring or defend inheritance act claims we are also very experienced in assisting in situations where the parties agree that the provisions of a will need to be altered but need help in working out the details. Inheritance act claims more information how do i contest a will making a claim will differ slightly depending on the circumstances of your dispute but its usually made up of the same steps 1 investigation well examine the will and any related documents this might be property deeds trust accounts previous wills made by the deceased. Cohabitees claiming under the inheritance act 1975 the inheritance act 1975 allows cohabitees both opposite sex and same sex to claim under the inheritance act 1975 if they have been left out of their partners will altogether or have only been left a small amount it also allows cohabitees to claim if there is no will. Such claims are made under the inheritance provision for families and dependants act 1975 the act here you are not suggesting that the will is invalid you are making a claim for provision from the estate if you fall into the category of qualifying applicants. A 1975 inheritance act claim is subject to the same costs regime that applies to all adversarial litigation ultimately it is for the court to decide which party should pay the costs and although it is common for the costs to be recovered out of the estate this can by no means be guaranteed anyone bringing an inheritance claim under the 1975
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