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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Did he leave a Will?
How much are you owed - and what assets did he have?
Does he have any children?
Just for complete clarity - there has not been a divorce?
Did he die here in the Uk?
Then all his assets belong to you - all his personal possessions and all of his money belongs to you and you alone.
If you are willing to let his family have most things then that would be very generous - but I suggest that you inform them that you will only do so provided they agree to give you the first £20,000 of any money in the bank.
The fact that they have already taken his belongings means that they have in fact stolen them - so you are in a very strong position
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
You were still married so the Intestacy laws apply and everything is yours.
I suggest that you start to negotiate with his family to reach a satisfactory outcome