I wish I had the exact wording of the will to hand, but this is very early days and I'm trying to get some idea of the position - I do realise it's not easy without detail.
q1. 7 months
q2. I believe ,for a short period to ready the house for sale
q3.I believe, in the deceased's name
q4 his share in their joint business, plus about £40,000 for the upkeep of the house until sale point.
q1. 10 yrs
q2. no idea - £300,000 ??
not sure this is worth pursuing, as I have so little precise information - what do you think ?
yes, I am, but my interest is for my two children, who unsurprisingly wd be very pleased to receive their 50% each share of the house sale sooner rather than later.
I gather that in the will, there is a statement that the widow may stay in the house ' as long as she wants', but there is also a letter of wishes in which the deceased states that the house sale shd be as soon as is reasonable. I wd have thought that these rather cancel each other out - no ?
I don't think anyone expected the widow wd want to still be in residence a year further on, which seems to be her present intention.
sorry, I meant to say I am the divorced ex-wife , enquiring for my children.
one last point - although socially they were a couple, the widow was not resident in the property until a year ago, since she was and is the owner of her own house in a nearby city. I'm not sure what 'being together' is defined as in this situation.
I think I'm clutching at straws here.