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My Aunt died 13/3/2915 in Sheffield, England, UK I came from Australia to the UK to represent my Mother who is the only surviving sibling. My Aunt was divorced and she did not have any children. A will has been found at her Lawyers office and the Executers and Beneficiaries are a Husband and Wife, friends of my Aunt. The Will was made in 1992 and as far as I know, there has been very little contact for quite a number of years. My sister and her husband visited my Aunt while on holiday to the UK last year in August / September. She said that she wanted my sister to take care of everything when she died and to see to the sale of her flat. She had not been taking care of herself, not eating and then cut herself off from everyone after my sister returned to Australia. She obviously has not changed her Will but I am wondering if I can contest it. Will be happy to provide you with further information. Regards, ***** *****
You may instruct a firm of solicitors in the UK to assist you with the process of challenging the Will on behalf of your mother. Please note that there are strict timelines for contesting Wills (6 months from the date of grant of probate).However, under English law, there is no legal obligation to provide for any adult person (be it a sibling, a parent or adult children) in a person's Will, so the court will ask whether it was unreasonable or not for your aunt not to provide for your mother or any other relative in her Will.The main grounds considered are as follows: