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Anyone thinking of a White Christmas?

Sidney Ross examines claims by surviving spouses under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

6 December 2001

Anyone thinking of a White Christmas?

Claims by surviving spouses under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

By Sidney Ross, Barrister

 

White v White-a “big money” matrimonial case

The decision of the House of Lords in White v White [1] has re-activated the debate as to the manner in which courts should approach the application of section 3(2) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).  That provision directs the court, in the case of an application by a wife or husband of the deceased, to have regard to the provision which the applicant might reasonably have expected to receive if on the day on which the deceased died, the marriage, instead of being terminated by death, had been terminated by a decree of divorce.  The question is whether this provision should be viewed as a ...

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