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When someone dies without writing a will, they are known as 'intestate'. In that other surviving beneficiaries can claim the estate , according to intestacy rules.
other relatives can claim the estate by applying for letters of administration.
In our scenario, my uncle's husband passed away two weeks ago. He wrote a will and never signed it, leaving everything to my brother & I and not his 4 children. My uncle is unlikely to survive the week, is there any action we could we possibly taking now to fulfil his wishes?
If the will is not signed by the testator and witnessed by 2 independent witness, then it is not valid.
So with a spouse unlikely to survive, his estate is likely to go to his children?
Your uncle's kids can can apply to the court for getting their share from the property by disputing the invalid will, and court will decide the share of each child according to intestacy rules.
Claim can be made under the the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; known as the Inheritance Act.