Thompson v Ragget and others

Administration of estates – Family provision. The claimant, who had lived with the deceased as his dependent for 42 years prior to his death, was entitled under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to claim that his last will had not made reasonable financial provision for her. The Chancery Division, in making provision for the claimant's maintenance out of the deceased's estate, ruled that, while his wishes (as stated in various letters) that the claimant's children should not benefit from any provision for her should be given appropriate weight, those wishes should not hinder the reasonable provision for the claimant's maintenance.

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