I was not financially dependant, however he lived with me and owns a lot of properties and has increased his portfolio whilst with me. (12 years) I also did a lot of secretarial work for him. I know he has a later will but cannot find it. the executors are acting on an old 1990 will and being quite demanding as i hold all his papers. Do you think i can have a claim on his estate?
No just time. but whilst with me he did not have any running costs of a roof over his head and food as i paid for everything. be back tomorrow as late now
how much time do i have?
My partner is quite wealthy. what rights do i have when all his paperwork is in my house that I own and people are demanding to have it and say they are executors of the original will. do i need to see proof of they are executors before I hand them over?
All a bit of a mess............does this information go viral (web) or is it confidential? I will need to know as i have to stop corresponding like this
if a will is in a safety deposit box in a bank i hold the keys to but I am not listed as an authorised person. Am I allowed to know the contents of the box by way of inventory?
is there anything else you can advise me on or point me in the right direction with regards XXXXX XXXXX on his estate?
Thank you. How long do you have to search for the latest will before an old will can be acted upon? is it 6 months from probate?
I have been told specifically by my partner he has made a will and solicitors are his executors and nobody knows what is in it. What i do not know is who the solicitors are. What is the likelyhood of finding the later will?
Do i copy everything i hand over just in case we do find another will? I cannot find an invoice he kept a lot to himself and if you knew his ex wife you could understand why!
is it worth putting a notice in the law society magazine or some such?
do you think i should take everything to a local solicitor to act for me and hand his papers and keys over so that everything is evidenced? or is this not necessary?
He has a van on my drive and they would like the keys to it, I am not sure what they will do with it. Can they just turn up and take it away?
Just to add to confusion the van is registered in his company name, but i actually made the transaction from my bank account as they would not accept his cheque. He then gave me a cheque back for the price of the van. do i still hand the keys over?
Incidentally this is the way we have done many transactions...........your thoughts please and whether i do have grounds to contest the old will.
Apologies Claire i have repeated myself. it has been so difficult and i am so alone........and so desperately unhappy and miss him so so much
Thank you for you help
May your God go with you
I think i will
Can you advise if gifts made to me whilst he was living, such as cars and furniture, jewelry etc are still mine or part of his estate?
What about gifts i gave to him?
in the meantime, should i hand these gifts over or keep them?
ok thanks a lot. that is really helpful
I really appreciate your advice. I think i know what to do next