Ames v Jones & Ors  EW Misc B67 (CC) (19 August 2016)
Danielle Ames has been unsuccessful in her claim for provision from the estate of her father.
Michael died with an estate worth £1.09 million. His entire estate was left to Danielle’s step mother Elaine.
Danielle claimed that her father’s failure to make provision for her in his will was unreasonable. She claimed £300,000 and submitted that her father had said that the estate ‘…will all be yours one day’.
The case is a reflection of the tension which often exists between adult children from a first relationship and the surviving spouse/partner.