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Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
please accept my sympathies for the loss of your partner. May I kindly clarify a few points with you?
You mentioned that your partner signed an old will before he married his ex-wife. Is this the will but his executors are proceeding under?
Did you and any assets jointly with your partner such as a house or bank account for example?
you mentioned that you lived together for six years apart from a seven-month break. This seven-month break happen during the last two years of your partners life or prior to that? Notwithstanding this break, did you essentially live together as husband-and-wife in all but name?
finally, do you know if probate has been obtained in respect of your partner's estate and if so how long ago roughly?