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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 cousins husband had 2 illegitimate children many years

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My cousins husband had 2 illegitimate children many years before he married her. He has had no contact with them for over 30 years. They now have 2 children together. She has become worried that should anything happen to her husband in the future that the 2 illegitimate children could appear and stake a claim on his estate my cousin and her husband who are in their fifties have not written a will.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

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Your cousin is right to worry.

In the event that he dies before her then she will receive all assets hale din joint names; but if there are any that are not she will receive the first £250,000.

The rest will be divided with half to her and the other half divided equally between her and the two children.

It would be sensible for them to make Wills

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