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My dad is now 85 and we are 4 siblings all with interests in

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My dad is now 85 and we are 4 siblings all with interests in the family farm where dad still lives. If he all leaves it to one sibling can the others put in a claim against this? He has always said 'life is not fair' when we grew up and he treated us differently. I don't want to fight but wonder about future use of the farm. We have businesses various there. He won't talk about what his plans are or his will. Everyone feels in limbo and scared to invest in more equipment etc. How is the law with what he chooses to do?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi. There was no answer to the question.

My apologies I lost the feed for this question but have it now thank you.

will just write up my response now, I would be obliged if you could rate my response once I have written it up for you.

So I have looked at your question and the answer is yes, you could potential bring a claim if you have reasons you feel are valid eg. you have put investments into the farm on the basis you would inherit it. However, you father does have the legal right to leave his estate to whomever he wishes. But this can be challenged. Obviously if this is the case and you wish to challenge it then you can but I would suggest seeking legal help in this as you will want to build a strong legal case, but the answer to your question is yes, you can legally challenge this, but you have to be aware that it doesn't mean you would necessarily win, that would be up to the judge.

I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

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Many Thanks

Ross

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