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Hello again and thanks for the additional information. My recommendation (and I know it's a difficult conversation) is to consider getting wills drawn up as soon as possible. If your husband died without having made a will then they are termed “intestate." There are rules as to who can administer the estate of someone who has died intestate, and to whom it is distributed.
Provided you survived for 28 days after the death of his or her spouse then, as there are children, you would receive:
The children receive (divided equally between them):
I appreciate this all sounds a bit daunting but I cannot emphasise how important it is to get it right at this stage. I've been involved in some genuinely unpleasant contested probate disputes where family members have thrown large sums of money at lawyers to 'fix' the problem but have irreparably damaged any future relationship between them and the family.
I hope that provides a little guidance. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Kind regards, J
If his children were made sole beneficiaries, they would inherit the property in its entirety. You would either have to reach some sort of agreement with his children or else you might be forced to make an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 for his failure to properly provide for you. I strongly recommend you don't get involved in any contested probate actions as they are extremely costly and stressful. Please have the conversation with your husband. Kind regards, J