Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
May I ask if your mother has any other children, adopted or natural - i.e. do you have any siblings?
thanks for coming online. i am an only child.
Thanks. Does your mother have any financial dependents or a spouse?
Thanks. On that basis it is doubtful there would be any credible claim by any third party to your mothers estate.
Anyone can of course challenge a will but the only individuals that would likely have any credible challenge would be any sibling, spouse or financial dependent.
From what you say your mother has no such persons and therefore no credible challenge exists.
what if one of my two sons were to dispute my right
She should ensure that her will is up to date and that ideally you are appointed as the sole or a joint executor.
Neither of your sons would have a credible claim unless they are financially dependent upon your mother.
that is what i was hoping you would say. her will is up to date and i am sole executor so no need for a trust then
If your mother wishes, she could set up a life trust for her with you as the remainderman (the inheritor) after her death however to my mind this seems to be a sledgehammer to crack a nut when there is no credible threat
A life trust would cost in the region of £4-750 + VAT to set up hence my view that it is an unnecessary expense in the circumstances.
brilliant, Joshua, many thanks for your attention.