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what is the legal position of a parent never married to the

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what is the legal position of a parent never married to the father of her child ,who has just died leaving a sizeable estate to his son in trust untill he is 23 ,but no provision for his maintenance .he is 14 .the father used to pay £600 a month
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

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Position in respect of what please?

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
Unless provision has been made for the Trustees to make payments on account of maintenance from the estate then you can in fact apply to the court on the grounds that the deceased has made insufficient provision for the child during his minority.
As a starting point you need to enquire about the terms of the Trust and then consider what options you wish to pursue.
I hope that that is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Claire