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WILLS: A legal rather than moral imperative

13 October 2017  

Claims against the estate will turn on the facts, whatever the circumstances. Sabina Haag discusses the outcome of a case in which abused children were disinherited

Inheritance issues can arise in families with a history of sexual abuse. Sometimes the sexual abuse does not come to light for many years and disinheriting the victim can be seen as a final act of control or retribution for reporting the abuser to the police.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Ball & ors v Ball & ors [2017] EWHC 1750 (Ch).

    Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549

    Marks v Shafier [2001] All ER (D) 193 (Jul)