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A lady had a solicitor come to see her at home to sort her

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a lady had a solicitor come to see her at home to sort her will out she told him excatly what her wishes were he then went away sent her a draft but the lady unfortunatly died 6 days lady without signing it,can it be used so the ladies wishes can be carried out.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JG_Legal replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, unless a will has been properly signed and witnessed it will not be valid and cannot be admitted to probate. Courts will not normally step in to order that the unsigned will take effect, although it may be used to show the deceased's intentions when considering a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.If this answers your questions please press accept. If you require further clarification please do not hesitate to ask.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

she has 2 sons but as nothing to do with them and didnt know were they lived avnt been in contact for over 30yrs was not left in her will,is it true that before she has a funeral or anything these to have to be found even though it was agianst her wishes.

Expert:  replied 2 years ago.
If she died without a valid will (as appears to be the case) then she will be intestate. This means that her estate will be divided according to the rules of intestacy. If she died without a surviving spouse or civil partner then her estate (assets, money, property etc) will be divided amongst her living children, even though they had not seen her for a long time.If this answers your questions please press accept. If you require further clarification please do not hesitate to ask.
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