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Is the cousin who paid for the dog laying claim on the dog?
I am afraid you would probably spend more money fighting this in court, perhaps a new dog may be bought by yourselves.
Had the dog been left to you/your mother in the Will, that would have been clear cut.
Now, this would be treated as intestacy and it would be costly to deal with this.
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Thanks for your question. Please disregard the answer above. I am a solicitor in Scotland. As a matter of law the dog is left to the person who inherits the estate. I assume that would be your mother and not the cousin. The fact that the cousin paid for the dog is irrelevant. The law of succession applies. The executor of the will can direct thatvthe dog goes to the correct beneficiary. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.