Adult children can certainly make a claim, but there are more factors which the Court must consider in these cases.
In claims made by adult children, the Court will always take into account the following initial factors:
- Financial factors and personal circumstances of the parties
- The size and nature of the estate
- Any obligations and responsibilities which the deceased had towards any of the parties
- Whether the parties have any relevant disabilities which should be taken into account
There are also a number of special factors a Court will take into account when considering claims made by children, including the education or training needs of that child and the extent to which the deceased assumed any responsibility for the child.