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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 dad died about 2 years ago and i was told he left

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hello my dad died about 2 years ago and i was told he left his estate to my mum. but he owned 5 homes and now have been told that two of those homes have been sold am i entitled to anything .
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information first.Were the properties owned by your parents in joint names?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Helo there . As far as I know not all off them 3 were just my dad name and I think one in my mums
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She has changed them to her sole name now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry . I was thought to believe that they were all in joint names so it all went to my mum . But last year she sold a property and had to pay off another home which was only in my dads name so she could transfer it to her name .
Have you obtained a copy of the Will using the process here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I did this yesterday . Just waiting . I'm see the will all it says that my dad left everything to his wife . It want the same will my dad had shown me which had included his children .he had property In Pakistan which I'm now told that I have a share in so does the law her not do the same here?
Which part of the UK are you in?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm live in Maidenhead and moved from Crawley West Sussex where my parents lived .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My sister talked about it all going to probate at the time I was very disturb and nothing was said again becus my mum suddenly decided to go to Pakistan and transfer the land there but it doesn't work the same your land property is decided by sharia law and decided that way. Which has now been divided by all of us .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But it's very unfair the way she transferred the homes in her name and not share anything especially my brother who has cancer and stugling to get by. So this is why I want to see if anything can be done.
I am afraid that in England and Wales your father was entitled to leave his estate to his widow if he wished If you were financially dependent on your father you could have made a claim - BUT the time for doing so has long since passedPlease ask if you need further detailsClare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I thote so I'm check other websites aswell but at least I'm try to find out . The sadest part is it wasn't his wish but they got away with it.
But thank you for your help anyway. God bles u
I am sorry - but if your father left the properties to your mother in his Will then that is the end of the matter
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank u
You are most welcome