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1. Your husband can contest the will under the 1975 Inheritance (Rights of Dependents) Act which gives him a cause of action to have the distribution under the will changed to include him if he can show some form of financial dependency upon his mother. As you have a child in a special needs school, this would certainly give some form of financial dependency. At the very least, your husbands cause of action has a nuisance value in that the estate would have to pay legal fees to fight him off. So, at worst, it has a settlement value. At best, ***** ***** have a good value.
2. I would advise your husband to see a solicitor who is experienced in Wills & Succession law and who can issue legal proceedings against the estate. Be aware that any action has to be taken within six months of the will being admitted to probate. So, don´t delay in seeing a solicitor and getting legal proceedings issued. Your solicitor can check with the District Probate Registry in Leeds to see if the will has been admitted to probate yet. You can do this yourself as there is an online method whereby you can provide details of the deceased and his date of birth and death and they will tell you if the will has been probated and ifit has, they will provide a copy of the willl. A will is a public document once it is admitted to probate. So, you can find out its contents in this way.
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