I’m looking for legal advice regarding a potential future will dispute and where I would legally stand.
My Mother and Father were married, she passed away in 2008 leaving myself(son) 50% of the family home. I now legally own 50% of the home, I’m on the land registry, mortgage etc…
The other 50% of the home is owned by my Father who has a will made out to split his remanding estate/ possessions to myself, sister and half brother. My Dad has recently found a partner and may potentially marry within the near future. Our concerns are:
1. Would she legally be entitled to the 50% of the house in my name after several years?
2. Would she legally be entitled to my father's 50% share? Even though he has already made a will?
3. Would she legally be entitled to any share of the property(mine or my fathers) if she didn't marry my Father but paid any form of rent etc… ?
These are the scenarios I can think of, it would be useful to receive any further advice to potential outcomes with the details above. thanks
Would it make a difference to the situation if the property has no mortgage as in it is paid off?
So if no mortgage exists or exists her potential claim to my Fathers half of the property will pretty much be reliant on whether she pays a consistent amount of money to the running of the household ?