Well the fact I did not know the person was deceased caused me not to be at the funeral. If I had been there I would have known about the new will. My mother's previous will had included myself and my daughters. I am sure that my sister would have persuaded her to do this. I am not necessarily contesing the will per se - I am asking what legal steps I can take in order that my sister provide proof that there was an attempt to notify me of her demise and not an attempt to avoid any litigation over the will. I am also unsure if all children (I was legally adopted) should be included ( even if it means a noted exclusion) in a British will.