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Can a former spouse make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the I(PFD)A 1975?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/11/2013

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  • Can a former spouse make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the I(PFD)A 1975?
  • Does a former spouse have standing to make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975? The decree nisi but not the decree absolute was obtained prior to death.

Does a former spouse have standing to make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975? The decree nisi but not the decree absolute was obtained prior to death.

It might be thought that divorce would prohibit an application under I(PFD)A 1975, but this is not necessarily the case.

A former spouse of the deceased is eligible to bring a claim providing they have not formed a subsequent ma

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