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Are adult natural children (mother & father never married)

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Are adult 'natural children' (mother & father never married) entitled to part of fathers estate , which has been willed to his now wife and young daughter of 8.

If some one is living in a house , rent free , how long is it before they have 'squatters rights ' , they have paid house rates for 5 years
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.
What is the value of the estate?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hello, Im wondering if my replies are getting through to you ? please advise. thank you

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Unless the adult children were financially dependent on him, or can show that he either was not mentally competent at the time that the Will was signed - or that he was subject to "Undue Influence" then there is no claim that the adult children can successfully make
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi , just to clarify... this girl my step daughter is 29, married , seperated , unemployed, with two girls, 9 & 7, gets maintenance from her husband, childrens allowance, lone parents allowance, and some other state benefits, . She has never worked & in the past has stayed inour house with her girls on numerous occasions, . My husband and I paid the deposit and a 2 months rent to get her on her feet, on a rented house, buying a bed, fire guard, Curtains, fills of heating oil, Cars, car insurance, and financial assistNCE ehenever we could afford and even stimes when we couldnt. She lost her licence over driving under the influence of alcohol, continues to spend finds on cigarettes and alcohol even tho she should be sorting out bills. I just feel that I am now alone, and have my own daughter to rear and hopefully get tru college etc that I can ill afford to continue to rear her as well. i took reduncancy from my job & am now doing a Bussiness Internatioalisation course in college two days a wk to see if I can get back into work force. I am anxious as to what legal claim my step daughter has on what my husband left to me in his will. Her husband would be of a " non desirable " nature & although they re seperated I know they still communicate , indeed if it could be called " Communication " , .. I miss my husband terribly, & am absolutely shattered by the loss . If he was still with me we would discuss all this over a nice mug of tea at the kithchen table, & I would get reassusrance as always & love, & kindness & the words " well get tru this together Honey " ..

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
This must be a very distressing time for you - what is the extent of the estate?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

There is a house , bungalow, 130k . needs renovating, one or 2 fields prob about 30k worth in total , a yard i suppose about 200k in total .. difficult to know exactly... why has that a direct bearing on her legal claim. ???

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Were any of these held in your joint names?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


No they werent as we both had out own properties when we met, we didnt feel the need to put them in joint names. Is this an issur. you are really starting to get very concerned and worried. Is my husbands will not sufficient ???

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Please please do not worry - I am just checking that I am not overlooking anything at all.
My advice remains absolutely the same - this girl has no real claim on the estate and I suspect is simply hoping that she can cause you enough worry that you throw some money at her to make her go away.
Hold on to your memories - he is still there and will help you through
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Ah Thank you ,Im So broken hearted , and I would give a million opounds to have my husband back for just a Day . I wish You and your loved ones well. give en extra BIG hug to yor loved ones .. you really never know the day ... I got 8 weeks to get used to idea .. Well less as we hoped treatment would work thanks again Claire

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I wish that I could say that time heals - but it does blunt it a little
Claire

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