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Thank you Clare. No, I have not heard from a solicitor myself. The letter was written to one of the witnesses (not both). I have seen the letter.
I do not understand the question really, as I thought the answer was in my initial story. But to recap: there are 4 people that benefit. Me, my cousin, my 2 nephews. The 2 nephews were meant to have their money only when they married. I have already given my cousin all of my mums jewellery. The boys money is in an account, waiting.However, because of this situation, and my anger, I do not want to prolong these affairs. I did not take my mothers death well, and this has brought everything back. I am reliving every moment of her illness before she died. So...I want to give them the legacy asap. With a letter explaining why I am doing it now. However, IF there is a claim/investigation/ or whatever it is being instigated, I would be foolish to give either one of them money only for me not to get it back if this goes to court. I have 3 theories on what is going on. 1) child A's mum (who married my brother just before he died) may be trying to claim the money as my brothers next of kin. Even though it was left to both boys. 2) child B's Gran believes that child A was not my brothers and so does not deserve a penny, and so is going after all of it for child B. 3) or perhaps one or both believe there is more money/another will, and that they could gain more (my Mum was a bit of a fibber and would tell people rubbish about what she had). There is no insurance, no hidden houses, no hidden cash. So I am at a loss. I want to know which one it is that has caused this so i can explain the hurt they have caused and to tell them how wrong they have been. I just want to give them both their £5000 asap and wash my hands of them for good.
Yes. There is nothing else left. I cleared her house (the house i bought her abroad). One of the boys wanted some family pictures, which I have for him.
Thank you. I just need to clarify the point about complying with the will. Do you mean I cannot give them the money now? one or other may never get married. It was a romantic addition by my mum to somehow be present on their big day. The key point for her at the time of the will though, was that they gain £5000 at some point.