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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My mum left me with next of kin , got two brothers she did

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My mum left me with next of kin , got two brothers she did not trust has they are druggies and have stole off her in past she left me with some money for funeral arrangements , brothers want money for themselves instead of funeral what does next of kin mean
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Did your mother leave a Will?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
no mum did not leave a will
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Her Funeral expenses are the first call on any monies that she has left - so you can simply refuse to release the funds to your brothers.
If there is any money left after that then it goes to her other debts - and only after that does the balance get divided between you and your brothers
You cannot be forced to share any of the funds BEFORE you have dealt with the funeral and the debts
Please ask if you need further details