You have probably seen a pop-up offering you the chance of a telephone call at an extra cost. It is up to you whether you have a telephone call or not but do bear in mind that a 15-30 minute telephone call covers an awful lot of ground and you can get an awful lot of information in that time. So you can ignore it or go ahead or go ahead later. It’s your choice.
Meanwhile, we can carry on on here.
You are not next of kin. Next of kin as the nearest blood relative. You may have been the person to be contacted in the event of death or injury and that is very often put down as next of kin but legally, you have no rights here because you were not married.
By the same token nor do his step children have any rights because in the majority of cases the law does not acknowledge step children.
I’m sorry to say therefore that because your late partner did not make adequate provisions to make you the executor of his estate, in effect, you can be locked out.
I’m sorry, I know it’s not the answer you wanted.
Thank you for letting me assist you with your legal question. I am glad that I was able to help.
I am not certain whether that answers the question for you or not, but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
It will be my pleasure to help you again either further with this or any future questions you have