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Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter. Unfortunately, property does get lost. Whether that is genuine or not who knows. However, no, if the items have been lost then she would not be liable for them. You say the items were given to the grandchildren. Was that as a gift?
Is the financial settlement a court ordered settlement?
Where the gifts given to the children?
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Unfortunately, in law, once the items have been gifted to the children, ypu and everyone else have no legal right or claim to those items. The value is irrelevant.
If the father made a financial agreement based on their return, that part of the agreement would fail as the items belong to the children and neither he nor the mother have negotiations over them.
The items were still gifts to the children so it is there property. Again, accidents happen and things get lost. You would have to prove negligence
It could well be that they still have the items, if so, again they do belong to the children.
No one else has a legal right to them.
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