Charities can only contest
something if they know about it and I cannot see that they have any claim
whatsoever just because someone committed suicide.
On the contrary, if someone dies
and leaves a will, leaving everything to non-family members, the will can be
contested by the family members for a whole variety of reasons including lack
of mental capacity, or undue influence, failure to comply with the provisions
of the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependents Act or fraud.
Of course, we cannot know every
single case or every single matter that is have been before the court will
based upon all the knowledge I have, the charities have no claim.
By all means see Chancery Counsel
and expect to pay about £600 plus VAT for an advice.
The rules of intestacy are here http://www.graysons.co.uk/wills-intestacy.html
and from what you say, as she left no spouse or parent's or brothers of
the whole blood, the estate would be distributed in line with the sixth box
down on the top table in the link which means that everything would go to the
half brothers including those who've died. The ones who have died, their 20%
share will go to their children.
Yes it does make the half brother the next of kin but he does only
inherit 20% as the other 80% goes to the children of the ones who have died,
20% to each deceased parents children, divided equally
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