They were passed to her by a different family member.
The will says the chattels to be divided evenly between siblings. The person who holds them is my wife's sibling and the photos were passed to the current holder by another sibling.
8 months. The movement of the photos between siblings was already happening by then as the father was in a care home.
(I should mention that there is a wider dispute about the chattels in the father's will, which is ongoing. The executors seem to think that a reasonable solution is to distribute the cash according to the will and let the siblings fight it out afterwards as to what chattels exist and how they will be divided...)
No. There is £20 - 30k worth of chattels currently held in an inequitable fashion. The arguments revolve around whether the more valuable items are 'chattels' held in custodianship by family members or lifetime gifts to those family members. The photos are worth intrinsically nothing, but also differ in the sense that they have previously been moving around rather than in one place for a number of years.
If you mean the photos/memorabilia, then yes.
Not saying anything on the subject, just ignoring requests. Seems to be relying on 'possession is 9/10ths' argument.
My question was 'what legal options are available to us'?
Ignoring the will dispute (which I did not initially raise at all) we have a situation where a person has property in their house, which four other persons believe belong to them as well and wish to have their rightful access and shared ownership rights.
Are you telling me that there is no legal action that can be taken?