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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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my father has left most of his estate to his new wife and her

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my father has left most of his estate to his new wife and her family.
Myself and sister get a small proportion.
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.
How much is the Estate worth, how long was he with his last wife and what have you been left?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

estate worth £8m. with new wife for 20years myself and sister get £500,000 each

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
May I ask why you were expecting more - had your father said anything in the past?
What are the assets?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My father had not said.

I was expecting more. It seems very unfair.

The assets are land and property and investments. Stocks and shares

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Do you have any reason to suspect that he was not of sound mind when he made the Will?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No I think he was of fit mind.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Then I am afraid that he was entitled to leave his estate to whomsoever he chose
You can read more about contesting a Will here
http://www.lawontheweb.co.uk/probate/if_the_will_is_contested/reasons_for_contesting_a_will
But I have to be honest there is little chance of success
I am sorry to give such bad news - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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