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This diversity has an impact on the way in which we address estate planning with many people reluctant to see certain family members benefitting from their Estate when they die.

Nevertheless, it is important to understand the potential risks associated with disinheriting family members, particularly children.

Recent cases have highlighted that a disinherited child could still benefit from an Estate where they are able to prove that they require maintenance under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Consequently, children who have been estranged from parents for years have, in certain particular circumstances, been able to successfully claim against a deceased parent’s Estate. or text LAW to 67777 to book an appointment at any of our offices across West Yorkshire.