Claims against an estate are more likely to arise where there is no will. It is important to make sure that the intestacy rules are understood and that the estate is correctly distributed in accordance with the rules. The rules provide for who is entitled to inherit and who is entitled to apply to administer the estate.
For more information about what the intestacy rules provide or if you need help with the administration of an estate where there is no will click here
Unfortunately the rules of intestacy are fixed and cannot be changed but if you are within the category of potential claimants under the Inheritance Act, you may be able to bring a claim for reasonable financial provision. For more information about bringing or defending claims under the Inheritance Act click here