The will has 10 beneficiaries. My wife and I are one joint beneficiary. We have been left the house and one tenth of the residual estate. The other beneficiaries each have one tenth of the residual estate amounting to approx £15000 each. The house is valued at £230000.
My wife and I looked after our aunt and uncle who have both died from cancer. My aunt being the last to go left us her house as I am about to have a kidney transplant operation and my wife is the live donor.
We believe that she left us the house and money to give us a place to live and income while recovering from the transplant. both of us are unable to recommence work until 2015.
I have also been out of work for the last couple of tears due to the kidney disease and being Australian had no access to any funds to help us. My aunt supported us regularly during this time as we were looking after her.
I also have my indefinite leave to remain now in England. For this application, I had to demonstrate that I had financial support and my aunt submitted her bank accounts and wrote a letter that she would continue to financially support my wife and I until we were earning a wage again.
Two beneficiaries are unhappy that we got financial support from her AND in their words 'walked away with the house and some cash smelling like roses'.
they want to see her bank accounts in an attempt to suggest that we were tricking her and taking advantage of her in her vulnerable position. so I guess they are trying to suggest fraud. However, we have a letter signed by my aunt to the home office detailing how much financial support she gave us and her spending is all accounted for.
she only expressed verbally to us that she didn't want these beneficiaries to ever see her bank accounts. She actually name the three beneficiaries to us. She also caught these 3 beneficiaries going through her papers prior to her death searching for her will and bank statements.