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Good afternoon, is the property in his sole name? How long ago did him and his ex wife separate?
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As the property is in his sole name, and has been left to you under his Will, there should be no issues legally for it to come to you.
Marriages abroad are generally recognised in the UK, but as they had been separated for 30 years she would find it very difficult to dispute the Will or even claim any legal rights over his property. Particularly because your partner was the sole legal owner.
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Not really, what is there to contest? He has stipulated what he wants to leave to who in his Will, so she would need to have very valid grounds for disputing the Will
Yes, you should make an application for Grant of Probate
This application, once granted, will allow you to deal with the estate of the deceased. As long as you have the death certificate and Will. The application costs £215, and you can apply yourself or instruct a solicitor to assist you if you prefer. I enclose a link to the Govenment website which should be of assistance https://www.gov.uk/applying-for-probate/apply-for-probate
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