yes both did first one to die left all to one child while the next one left all to another child
what if the first spouse had given these items to the first child when refurbishing the house after the second child said she wanted nothing from the house
the 2nd spouse months before she died gifted the first child certain jewellery which she had in the nursing home with her. this was done in the nursing home. although the 2nd spouse had dementia the 2nd spouse was insistent the first child should get this jewellery and the whole gifting was witnessed by another party. who owns this jewellery
lastly on the second spouse death the 2nd child said she was too distressed to arrange the funeral so the first child was asked to do so. this information was obtained thro solicitors. part of this arrangement was to bury her rings with her. is the first child responsible for the value of the rings
I am the 1st child and my sister is the 2nd child. my sister has produced a list of 174 items that were in the home from 4 years ago when my mother last lived there. since then there was 2 major clear outs all with my fathers consent. she placed a value of £25000 on these items and issued me with a high court summons. my solicitor made me go thro the items and list what was my fathers (17) , what was taken to the skip (75), what I never had (22) and what was still in my possession. the case has been removed from the high court to the county court. I said she could have the jewellery and everything else that I had kept but not the 17 items that I am sure were my fathers (gun, clocks, ploughs). she has agreed to this but I have been advised to pay her costs. what should I do
her costs my solicitor thinks £3000 at least as per county court scale while my costs he has not added up yet. I cannot as yet get a definite answer. the goods and jewellery that I have on my valuation are worth £2452 while her valuation of them is £2470 - 3470
I would dearly like this matter resolved but if I agree to pay her costs am I not basically saying i am guilty.