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Thank you for your response. Could you clarify further the following: Our friend Dianne died on Saturday , the son Robert died on Monday [ today]. Dianne's brother says that he has taken legal advice this afternoon and that as Robert did not survive her by 28 days he is the sole beneficiary and not Roberts surviving two children. We cannot, at this moment, find the will or indeed the name of the Solicitor who drew it up as the Brother has been given the property keys and has already started removing the items within the house and he will not let anyone into the house to search for the will. Is this 28 day survival time schedule correct in law?
Hi thanks again for your response. Its simply that we need to know definitively if the 28 day ruling is correct as the son died 2 days after the Mother and the brother maintains as the Mother's surviving closest adult relative he inherits in the event of the will not being found or disappearing!!