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My Nan has legal pearenty resbobility over done buy a family

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Hi my Nan has legal pearenty resbobility over done buy a family court .but she just died .am I next of kin .
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Brighton
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Nothink
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Their a step son and a brother
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Trying to work out who will be next of kin
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you. I am reviewing your question now, and will respond further within a few minutes

Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

What is your actual biological relationship to her?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thanks
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No thanks
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
My Nan dident want her brother involved in anything but he just demanded and taken over
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
My mum went to court with my Nan and the court gave them joint custody over me when I was 7
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I lived with my Nan not my mum
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
my Nan became my legal guardian
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Hi
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

So your mother was her daughter?

Did your nan have any other children?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
She had a step son threw married
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
My daughter was brought up buy her nan ..it her nan that died
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

The lady that died - did she have any biological children?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
But she had custody of my daughter it done legal buy a family court
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

I am afraid that if she had no biological children and left no Will then it is her brother who has the right to deal with things.

I am sorry that the news is not better - please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
But the granddaughter was her next of kin on all hospital records
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

That was because whilst she was alive she could decide who she wanted to have that title.

Sadly in death if you do not make a Will then strict biology applies

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Nan wrote a letter saying her step son gets everything dose that stand
Expert:  Clare replied 9 days ago.

Not if it was not a proper Will I am afraid