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The conditions for bringing a family provision claim are set out in section 1 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975).
A child of the deceased is an eligible claimant under I(PFD)A 1975, s 1(1)(c). The definition of a child includes an adult and/or married child. See Re Jackson (deceased); Ilott v Mitson and Re Hancock (deceased)<. Nevertheless, claims by adult children are often difficult to bring and the outcome is likely to be fact-specific and unpredictable.<
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