This will be an interesting case to follow. Until the question of where the deceased was domiciled legally when he died, the court cannot go any further in relation to the claim for provision for the child the subject of the application. Once domicile is decided, and assuming it is in the claimant's favour, it seems to me that there will then be paternity issues to be resolved by DNA testing. I will be interested to see the end result. Applying for provision out of a deceased's estate for a dependent child is something that Freeths can certainly assist with where the circumstances are legally appropriate.
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