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If I write a niece out of my will leaving her siblings to benefit

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If I write a niece out of my will leaving her siblings to benefit can it be contested successfully ?

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In the event of your mother passing away and not providing for someone then a person who is not provided for is only able to make a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependent) Act 1976. You must make the application within 6 months of the date of the grant of probate.

In order to make a claim against the estate the person claiming must be able to prove that they were financially dependent to some extent on the deceased (or sometimes dependent upon you in a care sense of the word because of ill health). If your niece is not financially dependent upon you now then she will not be able to make a claim once you have passed away.

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