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James Mather
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I have to make a 1975 inheritance act claim for reasonable

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I have to make a 1975 inheritance act claim for reasonable financial support from my late husband's estate and have only a few weeks left in which to do so. Please tell me if I can obtain a form from the court to fill in to do so as I do not have legal representation. Because I own half the matrimonial home I am told I do not qualify for legal aid and I can not afford to pay privately.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 5 years ago.

What exactly have you tried which has failed?

Were you married and living together when he died?

Can we have full background as to why you need to do this please?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

We were together for more than twenty years. We lived together, then married in June 1996. My husband was very ill for ther last 12 years and I nursed him and kept him alive for most of that time. While my husband was in hospital his sister took a solicitor to his bedside and obtained my husband's signature on a power of attorney document and said her brother was not married and claimed to be his next of kin. His sister then began the process of signing all our money over to herself including my husband's £5,000,000 inheritance from his parents and she then gave my share to my husband's first wife. She was aided by a woman solicitor. That solicitor was involved in the making of my husband's Will which leaves me nothing. The solicitor also split the tenancy on the matrimonial home during the making of the Will. I have to rely on benefits and am now in a rented flat as I could not afford to continue to live in the matrimonial home.

The legal practice which acted for my sister-in-law in signing away my husband's estate (Beech Jones Law) even though they knew my husband had a wife after I sent them my marriage certificate, are also acting as executors and treating me like a criminal since I came across a copy of my husband's Will whilst sorting through his papers. That will was never meant to see the light of day.

My husband owned many rental properties which were purchased with the money my sister-in-law signed over to herself and the rental money from the properties goes to my husband's three children by his previous marriage.

Please let me know if you require further information.

Expert:  James Mather replied 5 years ago.
Have you been to the police?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Please use the e-mail address I have given you.

Expert:  James Mather replied 5 years ago.
We cannot have contact outside the site. Sorry