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Joshua, Lawyer
Category: Property Law
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Experience:  LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice
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My mother has died and left everything in my name, her

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My mother has died and left everything in my name, her husband has gone behind my back and had a property valuation of £220,000. I know the property is worth a lot more and after saying he wanted nothing he is now asking for 105,000. Where do I stand he is trying to put me off applying probate.
JA: What are you located? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Coventry Uk
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Death been filed he has seen his solicitor. I have seen mine about probate but it is on hold atm
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Nothing I can think of all bills were in my mum's name

Hello and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 15 years’ experience. Please be aware that although I will endeavour to reply to you promptly, I am also in full time private practice and so I may not be available to respond immediately and it may also take me a few minutes to prepare a reply. The site will notify you as soon as I respond. I look forward to working with you to answer your question fully.

I am very sorry to read of the above and please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

  1. May I clarify what you suspect the motivation is for your mother's husband obtaining a lower valuation in relation to the property please?
  2. as your mother made any provision for her husband in her will?

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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
He asked a friend of his for the valuation but the property has not been viewed by an estate agent. He thinks that because I an getting a valuation I am selling it. He is not English. No she has made no provisions for him and her will was redone after she married him
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Can I start probate without his permission

I am sorry I missed your request for a phone call which I note was picked up by one of my colleagues with whom by now I trust you have had a productive conversation and discuss the above matter in detail. To the extent you have any follow-up questions or any issues that were not fully addressed on the phone, please revert to me and I will be happy to assist further.

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