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Doyou mean that your brother made a load of amendments to the will in preparationfor doing a new will, but never did thenew will?
Issomeone going to argue distribution of the estate?
Whatwould you like to know?
Wedo need the full background please
No he just crossed out the names of executors and recipients. it is possible that distribution of the estate maybe contested. I would like to know if ishould be notifying all people such as Banks, Occupational Pension, Insurance Companies etc. The background is he was a widower no children father and mother deceased my sister and I are the only blood relatives, sister is a widow and I am married two children and two grandsons.
Sucha will, and with various amendments may be allowed or not allowed by the court.Depending whether by striking things out your brother intended to revoke thewill.
Thatwould come down to evidence and what the court believed was the case.
Ifthe court believed that the will is revoked, then your brothers estate passesin accordance with the rules of intestacy and if there are no parents alive itgoes equally to all siblings. If any siblings has predeceased your brother andleft children, then the deceased siblings share goes to that deceased siblingschildren.
Soon these facts, the estate would be divided equally between you and yoursister, if the will was revoked and therefore invalid and the estate passed tobeneficiaries in accordance with the rules of intestacy.
Whodid the person who is likely to contest this marry, because I am not certainwhat the relationship is and whether the brother-in-law by marriage would havea claim or not