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If a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is successful, can the award be borne by the residuary estate and gifts in the Will equally? The residuary estate is worth approximately £1.5m and the gifts (of commercial properties) are worth approximately £1.2m.

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/05/2021

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  • If a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is successful, can the award be borne by the residuary estate and gifts in the Will equally? The residuary estate is worth approximately £1.5m and the gifts (of commercial properties) are worth approximately £1.2m.

If a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is successful, can the award be borne by the residuary estate and gifts in the Will equally? The residuary estate is worth approximately £1.5m and the gifts (of commercial properties) are worth approximately £1.2m.

When making an order under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975), the court has wide powers to direct how the award to the claimant should be made, for example by way of periodical payments, a lump sum payment, transfer of specific property, variation of trusts on which

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