· Spouse or civil partner,
· Child (including adult child),
· Cohabitee (two years prior to death),
· Treated as a child,
· Someone being maintained,
· Ex-spouse (provided not remarried).
REASONABLE FINANCIAL PROVISION
· Will or intestacy fails to make reasonable financial provision for you,
· You have a need for maintenance.
SECTION THREE FACTORS
In determining whether reasonable financial provision has been made – the court will consider:-
· Your financial circumstances now and in the future,
· Any other applicant’s financial circumstances,
· Any beneficiaries’ financial circumstances,
· Any obligations the deceased owed to you and others,
· Size and nature of the estate,
· Whether any parties have physical or mental disabilities,
· Any other factor – including anyone’s conduct.
Court can make a variety of awards including;
· Lump sum,
· Life interest in a property,
· Transfer of a property,
· Periodic payments,
· Court can set aside other transfers in certain circumstances.
In certain circumstances, we are able to consider funding agreements for these types of claims.