Unsuccessful claims by an adult child under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Independents) Act 1975

Ames v Jones & Ors [2016] 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.

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