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My name is Clare
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Did you partner leave a Will?
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I am afraid that once your partner had died then the fact that he had nominated you as his next of kin ceased to have any relevance
Once that had happened then legally they had to deal with his nearest relative - his sister
It woudl only have been possible for you to deal with it if either his sister had not wanted to - or your partner had left a Will naming you as his Executor.
I am so very very sorry
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Sadly the legal position is that the nomination of you as Next of Kin ended on his death.
At that point the Intestacy Rules applied and the Sister became the only person entitled to deal with the funeral.
I am so very sorry
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