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Clare, Family Solicitor
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My daughters father died in an accident in 2004. There has

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My daughters father died in an accident in 2004 . There has been an investigation into his new wife having the will signed after his death and witnessed. The case has been going on for nearly two years now being passed to different police officers.
Two witnesses came forward to say she asked them to sign it after his death.
They have done written statements
I do know that in 2004 his wife without a will would have been entitled to the home his personal belongings and first £125000
However he had a third party insurance paid out from the person who's fault it was.
Without a will would that have formed part of his estate ? The pay out was £400000 would this without a will have formed part of his estate?
If so would his two children have been entitled to anything ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

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Whilst it is of course difficult tone certain without actually seeing any paperwork it is likely that the money would have formed part of the Estate and that accordingly your children would have received half of the balance after the first £125,000 - and would receive the balance when their step mother dies.

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