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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Im seprated from my husband and have been for over 2yrs. he

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Im seprated from my husband and have been for over 2yrs.
he refuses to make a will as we still get on together and he still trust me to sort all his money and everything out when he dies.
Do you think there could be a problem with me doing this come the time
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Just to confirm - you are not divorced at all?
How much is in his Estate?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello clare,

In responce to your question, no i ma not divorced at all.

Not completly sure of his estate. he lives in a coucil bungalow but pays full rent and only gets his works royal mail pension at present as he is under 60.

but average money in bank of savings is well over £30.000

Im worried come time wont just have to worry about his burial but if the goverment can take charge of his money and than they decide what or who to do with it. Not as he would like at htis moment and time.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In that case as his wife you inherit the first £250,000 of his estate - so you have little to worry about
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So even when been seperated 5yrs or more before he passes on do you think i will have any trouble resolving any issues.

His wishes are for me to deal with it all in relation to his family also.

can you advise me if i wil lneed to do anything to be able to do this peacefully.

I am a bit concerned that his family will try and take over even though he has also told them of his wishes.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Provided you are still married at the date of his death the law says that you are the person who is legally entitled to arrange the funeral and you alone are entitled to his belongings - and the first £250.000 of his estate
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