Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Inheritance Act Claims

  • Call us now on 01425 278866
    • Kiteleys Canford Cliffs 01202 708634
    • Kiteleys Highcliffe 01425 278866
    • Kiteleys Southampton 02380 909091
    • Kiteleys Wimborne 01202 849242
    • Kiteleys Ferndown 01202 875646
    • Kiteleys West Moors 01202 863933
    • Kiteleys Boscombe 01202 393506

So long as somebody has the mental capacity to make a Will and the formal requirements for making one have been complied with, a person has the freedom to dispose of their estate as they wish on their death.

However, the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA) allows somebody’s dependants to make a claim on their estate if they do not believe that they have been sufficiently provided for by the Will. The categories of people who can make a claim are as follows:-

  1. Spouse (including civil partner)
  2. Former spouse or civil partner (who has not re-married or entered into a new Civil Partnership)
  3. Cohabitant (for the last two or more years)
  4. Children (including adopted and non-marital children as well as those treated as children of the family)
  5. Anybody else who was financially dependent on the person who has died

As part of the process of making a Will with Kiteleys, we will help identify if anybody might be able to make a claim on your estate under the IPFDA. If you believe a claim might be made, but you do not wish to make provision for the potential claimant in your Will, you can leave a memorandum explaining why no provision was made (so long as your reasons are not unreasonable!).

  • Christine Jones

    Christine Jones
    Chartered Legal Executive

  • Emily Jordan

    Emily Jordan
    Solicitor

  • Andrea Rohr

    Andrea Rohr
    Consultant Solicitor

  • Roger Turner

    Roger Turner
    Consultant Solicitor

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Talk to one of our solicitors

At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our Private Client team please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us on 01425 278866 or enquire online.

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.