Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
When was Probate granted?
How much did you receive and how did you rehouse yourself?
I am sorry - I have to work through my question list in order and each time you add a comment it drops to the bottom of the list.
The problem you have is that there is no requirement on the son to give you any extra funds - and it is technically too late to file an Inheritance Act Claim
Having said that (which I sent to ensure you heard something) you can apply to the court for permission to make a claim out of time and there is a good chance that the Court will agree as the delay by the son was exactly equal to the time limit involved which is to say the least suspicious.
In addition it may well be that you have a separate claim against the solicitor who prepared the Will - and you should write and ask for a copy of the file quoting the case of Larke -v Negus.
If they have not drafted the Will correctly and as a result you have lost out then they are liable to compensate you for the balance.
The Oral agreement is not enforceable BUT the fact that he made it - said you had to wait six months and then reneged on the deal is something that would help you when you ask the court for permission to file out of time
HOWEVER you will need to act promptly now!
Please ask if you need further details
How much was the Estate worth in total?