Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1975 c. 63
Year1975
the spouse or civil partner of the deceased;a former spouse or former civil partner of the deceased, but not one who has formed a subsequent marriage or civil partnership;any person (not being a person included in paragraph (a) or (b) above) to whom subsection (1A) ... below applies;a child of the deceased;any person (not being a child of the deceased) F47who in relation to any marriage or civil partnership to which the deceased was at any time a party, or otherwise in relation to any family in which the deceased at any time stood in the role of a parent, was treated by the deceased as a child of the family;any person (not being a person included in the foregoing paragraphs of this subsection) who immediately before the death of the deceased was being maintained, either wholly or partly, by the deceased;in the same household as the deceased, andF61as if that person and the deceased were a married couple or civil partners.(1B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .in the case of an application made by virtue of subsection (1) (a) above by the husband or wife of the deceased (except where the marriage with the deceased was the subject of a F63judicial separation order and at the date of death F64the order was in force and the separation was continuing) , means such financial provision as it would be reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for a husband or wife to receive, whether or not that provision is required for his or her maintenance;in the case of an application made by virtue of subsection (1) (a) above by the civil partner of the deceased (except where, at the date of death, a separation order under Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 was in force in relation to the civil partnership and the separation was continuing) , means such financial provision as it would be reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for a civil partner to receive, whether or not that provision is required for his or her maintenance;in the case of any other application made by virtue of subsection (1) above, means such financial provision as it would be reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the applicant to receive for his maintenance.(2A) The reference in subsection (1) (d) above to a family in which the deceased stood in the role of a parent includes a family of which the deceased was the only member (apart from the applicant) .(3) For the purposes of subsection (1) (e) above, a person is to be treated as being maintained by the deceased (either wholly or partly, as the case may be) only if the deceased was making a substantial contribution in money or money's worth towards the reasonable needs of that person, other than a contribution made for full valuable consideration pursuant to an arrangement of a commercial nature.

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