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my mother passed away last year and probate went through in jan2015 the property was sold and the day after completion i was contacted by a solicitor who was acting for my neice and nephew who were unhappy with the inheritance they had been left all 5 grandchilldren were left the same sum of 5000 and the rest was left to me the solicitor said i was not to touch the money until his clients had finished their enquiries as my mother had previously told them she would make sure they were left comfortable i was advised to sent their solicitor cheques made payable to them to fulfil my duty as executor of the will i was then told i should not have done this then last week was told they accepted the money as part payment of anything that they may get in the future and that by return should te;ll them i will not access the remaining balance of inheritance i know know they have cashed their cheques but by them doing this it seems wrong that i can not use mine is this right
yes the property was sold for 300k but my mother had released equity so after everything was paid back it was 170k i think they were expecting their deceased mothers half but my mother made her will 10 years ago and felt it unfair not to treat all grandchildren the same also i had cared for my mother for the last 8 years and they had only seen her a hand full of times in the last 10 years
no will just said 5000 each grandchild everything else to me
no it was made by a will company i didnt know what it said until i opened it after she passed away i thought the reason for a will was so person could decide what happened to their assets
she actually said the children would only get 200 each originally she didnt know my neice and nephew by name or sight they will actually be better off than me as by the time everything is paid there will be very little left anyway but obviously i will be left once again sorting everything out and they will benefit from me looking after her for many years with out pay instead of putting her in a care home thank you for your input
also as a foot note my children will never be better off as they all have the inherited condition that there father passed away from 3 years ago so i am not being hard on my neice and nephew it is life that is hard