Thanks for that Claire.
There is another issue. My father was in a long term relationship of 28 years with his partner. They were not married. He died last week, after a short illness. His partner had produced a (Reciprocal) Will on the instruction of how he is to be buried. It seems that he had also agreed for her & her son to be Executors of this Will. This included powers of his real & personal estate.
Although, he didn't owned the apartment with his partner, but may of had a small share, in equity. Is she his entitled to his 15% of my mothers family home?
The reason, why I ask this, is that there are some very suspicious circumstances, surrounding my fathers death. For example, their relationship of 28 years together & a Will, of which was produced, last October 26 2012, seems very strange to draw up. My father had been ill & had been taking oral Steroid tablets for a skin condition.
Unbeknown to him, he had a parasitic larvae of roundworms inside him, of which, in most cases, can lay dormant for years & cause no bother. But, in his case, the taking of the steroid tablets had activated the parasites to become active & caused his health to go downhill very quickly.
The hospital which treated him had said that this case, was so rare, in the Western world. The side effects of the tablets, for steroids, had caused him to have severe mood swings & have aggressive outbursts, towards my mother & myself..
I do not think that he was in the right frame of mind, before he died & evidently, this has produced, a catalogue of issues, of which tells me that he was not right in mind, over signing the Will.
Can this be contested, if she decides to fight for the 15% equity share in my mothers house, of which my father, would of been entitled to?