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Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Only the person who made the Will can then change it. No Trustee/Executor of a Will can change it themselves. I take it that the second document you have found has been signed by Mother and has it been witnessed by 2 people?
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Hi there I am happy to deal with this matter. A trustee cannot change the will, as stated above on the person whom the will belongs to can change it. Therefore if the second document is not signed by the mother then it has no legal relevance. Secondly, from what you are saying it sounds like your husband's mother does not have full capacity. You need to check the date on which the second Will was singed. If you believe the mother did not have capacity at the time the will was singed then you need to instruct a solicitor to make an application to the court to contest the new Will. You may require to show that the mother did not have capacity at the time of signing, this shouldn't be very difficult to do given that there is likely to be extensive medical records in relation to her dementia. If you can show this then you can have the second will rendered invalid and the first Will which was signed when the mother was of sound mind shall be the only Will which holds any legal weight. I would act on this as soon as you get the opportunity. I hope this helps in this matter.
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