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My relationship with my 45 year old son has deteriorated to

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My relationship with my 45 year old son has deteriorated to the point where recently he physically and verbally assaulted me.
For me this was the final straw and I therefore wish to legally disown him.
Is this possible and if so how do I proceed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Yes it is possible. You simply ignore your son and have no dealings with him in the same way you treat a stranger. You may also report him to the police for physically assaulting you.
You should then also make a Will explaining that you do not have any feelings left for your son, how he has assaulted you, that he is not financially dependant on you and that you are disinheriting him for this reason. He may contest your Will after you pass away and then it would be up to the courts to decide whether or not he should get anything out of your estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Hope this helps
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