Our client was the secret lovechild of the deceased, a married man who had an affair in the 1970s with a married woman. We helped her in bringing an Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claim that she should benefit from her biological father’s estate worth £350,000.
This was a multi-party dispute involving one claimant, two beneficiaries and two executors. The matter also involved a proof of parentage dispute and the need for DNA testing, which was initially resisted by the executors. After we gained their cooperation, the DNA results confirmed our client was the deceased’s biological child and therefore entitled to benefit from his estate.