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If these items were given to you by the person as gifts, then yes they are yours and you do not have to return them.
It is unusual for a persons medals to be given away to someone especially if their is a son.
It is possible that the farther did give the medals to his son whilst he was alive, that is very common, and that the son left the medals in his mothers home for safe keeping.
The son will of course need to prove with evidence that he was actually given the medals by his father prior to his death and as such the medals did not form part of the estate that was left to the mother.
Do you have proof these items were gifted to you?
thinking of giving them, and actually do ing so two different thong.
Your account gives the impression that another person brought these items to you, so in theory they could have been taken. I am just looking at all options the other side could come up with.
Send the solicitors your evidence ie the emails and any letters from friends. The solicitor may accept that and advice the son he has no claim.
However, I can see this going to court to be settled one way or the other.
That does not confirm she has given you the items.
So all I can advice is send you evidence to the solicitor and see what they do next.
Then if you have the emails etc to show them items were gifted to you show that to the solicitors.
Then if they want to take the matter further, the son will need to provide proof he was given the item whist his father was alive.
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