In re E, deceased: 1966

Possible receipt by a family member in receipt of state support greater than the testator could sensibly provide may be an understandable reason why it was reasonable for the deceased not to make financial provision for that family member. The purpose of the 1938 Act was not to keep a person above the breadline but to provide reasonable maintenance in all the circumstances.


Stamp J


[1966] 1 WLR 709


Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1938


England and Wales

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