Susan and Thomas started a relationship together later in life. Thomas persuaded Susan to give up her job and move in with him. They enjoyed life together, and Thomas provided for Susan’s every need. However, Thomas died without making a will at all, and because Susan was not married to him, Thomas’ assets passed to his children. Thomas’ children even kicked Susan out of the house.
Thanks to one of our panel solicitors, Susan was able to bring a contested probate case on a no win no fee basis, and her lawyer negotiated a deal with Thomas’ children which resulted in Susan receiving her fair provision from the estate.