Unmarried partner left out of Will
We secured a part of an estate for the partner who was left out of the Will of a deceased partner.
The CHALLENGEOur client, Ms N, had lived with her partner for over twenty years before he died. Unfortunately, the two never married and he passed away leaving a Will that had been written before their relationship had begun.
As a result, Ms N was not named as a beneficiary in the Will and would have received nothing from it. Worse still, she would have been unable to continue living in the house that they had shared, as it was registered in her partner’s name only.
How we helped
However, we were able to advise her to pursue a claim as someone who had lived with the deceased person as his spouse and, furthermore, could reasonably claim to have been dependent on them.