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    How long on average would an Inheritance Act Claim would take from the claim being made through to actual trial? I know this will vary greatly dependent on court availability but are we looking at under a year, 1-2 years or more. Expecting a claim and trying to manage expectations.
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    Peridot Can you help?


    • #3
      Hi SPS,

      It really is like asking how long is a piece of string I'm afraid. Parties are expected to try and engage in mediation if at all possible and reach their own agreement. This can of course carry on throughout the claim process alongside it.

      Once the claim is issued then it comes under the Court timetable. It will also depend on the type of claim. A claim asking for rectification or interpretation of a Will takes far less time than a claim from someone who believes they have an entitlement to a share of the estate.

      Generally they are long drawn out matters I'm afraid and I would not like to guess even if I knew a little more about the claim. Of course the matter can settle at anytime during the process and parties are always encouraged to try and reach agreement between themselves.

      Sorry I can't be more helpful but with no facts I would say at least a year for an inheritance claim, more often than not longer than that.

      I am a qualified solicitor and am happy to try and assist informally, where needed.

      Any posts I make on LegalBeagles are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as legal advice. Any practical advice I give is without liability. I do not represent people on the forum.

      If in doubt you should always seek professional face to face legal advice.


      • #4
        Thank you Peridot, this is what I needed to know.


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