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Hello Our family have been split down the middle following

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Hello

Our family have been split down the middle following the death of our father sixteen months ago. My mother is not talking to two of my sisters (a lot of history there). My other sister is effectively caring for my mother. Since the death, one of my brothers is keen to appear to be the number one son by doing some jobs in my mother's house. Oddly, he detailed all work and emailed it to all family members (now I suspect he was planning for something in the future). It is possible he is 'in league' with the two 'banished' sisters. One of those sisters yesterday asked me out of the blue (no contact for six months) whether I had a copy of the death certificate, with no explanation why. This unsettled me - what could someone in this position want to achieve with the death certificate?

Many thanks for your thoughts
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!
Nicola
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Yes, I'm happy to wait for an answer.

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.

Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I apologize as we have not yet been able to find a Professional to assist you. Do you wish for me to continue to search for someone to assist you or would you like for us to close your question at this time?

Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'll wait a bit longer but i'm surprised at how long it's taken so far. I will pursue other options soon as i need to understand the situation i might find myself in soon

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Once again I apologise for the delay.

We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.

Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.

I have been asked to look at this for you. Please bear with me today as I will be offline shortly until later. We are all lawyers in practice.

A death cert is public domain so anyone can get it.

What exactly do you want to know?

Has mother written a will?

Why the split down the middle of family?

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Just a quick reminder, there is an information request here from the Expert. This means they need to know more details before they will be able to give you a full answer.

Thank you,
Nicola