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Inheritance Act Claims: A Practical Guide 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781784460808
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853285530
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £99.95



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This highly practical book provides a comprehensive guide to claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

This book provides guidance on how to conduct claims, the court’s approach, assessing quantum, the tax implications of orders and compromises, and the issues arising for will drafting.

This second edition has been updated to include:-

  • new chapters on surviving spouses and civil partners; provision for applicants on the maintenance standard; and the role of the personal representative/trustee
  • analysis of the court’s recent approach to domicile, applications for permission to make a claim out of time, anti-avoidance provisions, divorce comparator and applications made by cohabitees, dependants and adult children
  • explanation of how one class of applicant has widened.

Subjects:
Family Law, Wills and Probate
Contents:
1.Overview
2.Threshold jurisdiction
3.Categories of applicant
4.The general approach to claims
5.Surviving spouses and civil partners
6.Provision for applicants on the maintenance standard
7.Anti-avoidance provisions
8.Procedure
9.Orders which the court can make
10.Compromise
11.Will drafting and the will file;
12.Role of the personal representative/ trustee Statutory extracts: Forms
Precedents