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Clare
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Im wondering if it possible to revoke my mothers next of

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I'm wondering if it possible to revoke my mother's next of kin rights. There is an irrevocable rift between us due to my gender identity and should I fall ill, be unconscious or die I do not trust her to act in my best interests.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you have someone else you trust to make these decisions?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi


 


Thank you for responding. My brother and father would be the people I would prefer to make these decisions.


 


Thanks

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
In fact there is no legal definition of "next of kin" - it simply means the person you nominate - or your closest blood relative - which means that your mother has no more rights than your father.
However if you are concerned that your mother might interfere in matters you should make a Lasting Power of Attorney appointing your father and brother to deal with such matters whilst you are alive - and a Will appointing executors to deal with matters after your death
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare