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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34106
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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We lost our son who had split from his partner, he had 2

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We lost our son who had split from his partner, he had 2 children and they had not been together for 8 month, who is next of kin
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is ***** ***** I am so sorry for your loss

How old are the children

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
5yrs & 2yrs
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

They are your son's "next of Kin" - a phrase which refers to his nearest relatives

If your son left a Will then it is for his Executors to deal with his Estate - if he did not then his former partner has the right to do it on behalf of the children.

Please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
But we've had to pay for everything, plot & headstone
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

What assets did he have?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
None
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Ok

What is it that you want to know about the position

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
If we can put what we want on headstone, she's demanding her wording
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

She cannot do so - you paid for it and you get to chose the wording

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