Deathbed gifts are gifts of property or monies which will take effect on a person’s death and falls outside of their will.
The laws around this are strict. For a deathbed gift to be binding the gift must:
- Be made by a person in contemplation of their impending death
- Be made to take effect on the death of the donor
- Be parted with, or delivered to, the intended recipient in some way
Deathbed gifts are often promised at an emotional time, and usually provided verbally, thus making it very difficult to prove.
If you would like to make claim to a gift promised to you, or protect your inheritance from someone else making such a claim, then you need a specialist that understands this complex area of the law.
GA Solicitors will guide you through the process and handle your dispute from the outset. As experienced and accredited specialists you can be assured you are in safe hands.
Read a previous article to find out more about what makes a deathbed gift binding.
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