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I have been living with a man years and to some extent

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I have been living with a man for 7 years and to some extent acting as his carer. He has died. Do I have any claim against his estate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Do you mean that he was your partner?

What assets are there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He was my partner.Not sure probably around £1/2m before IHT.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Do you understand that a telephone call costs more

Is there a Will?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The will leaves everything to his nephews and nieces.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been charged £38 and I have not had an answer.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Since you had been cohabiting for more than two years at the time of his death you do indeed have a clear claim on his estate under the Inheritance (Provision for family and dependants) Act

You can read more here

http://www.blanchardslaw.co.uk/blog/claims-under-the-inheritance-provision-for-family-and-dependants-act-1975/

There are strict time limits involved so you must seek face to face advice as soon as possible - but you do have a clear claim

Please ask if you need further details