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    • dawnyp72
    • By dawnyp72 30th Sep 17, 1:19 PM
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    Sons grandfather passed away
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:19 PM
    Sons grandfather passed away 30th Sep 17 at 1:19 PM
    We found out yesterday that my sons paternal grandfather had passed away 18 months ago. My sons dad passed away 3 years ago and was an only child. As far as I know the only other living relatives he has are newphews and nieces who he wasnít particularly close to, so unless he left a will stating otherwise, my sons stand to inherit.
    I discovered that the house he owned was sold at auction just over a week ago.
    How do I find out if he left a will or if it went to probate? and if it did would they have tried to find my sons?
    We only found out he had died when we went to his house and spoke to a neighbour. It wouldnít have been difficult to find my sons but nobody has contacted them.
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 23rd Oct 17, 5:52 PM
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    Out of interest how much effort should the sister have put in to find the OPs sons? or if there were any other relatives that should have inherited before her.

    It seems odd that a sister (who has a vested interested in there not being any other relatives) is allowed to administer the estate?

    I hope your sons get what they are entitled to OP, do you know the value of the estate? depending on value is it worth paying a solicitor for some help with this?
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 23rd Oct 17, 8:11 PM
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    The OP should do nothing intil she hears baqck from the solicitor. No point in wasting money at this stage.
    • dawnyp72
    • By dawnyp72 7th Dec 17, 5:05 PM
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    Still not heard back from the solicitor! I have phoned, written to them and emailed them. Last heard from them 4 weekend ago when they said they hadnít dealt with my query yet and would write to me. Is it normal for them to take so long and what should I do next?
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 7th Dec 17, 5:52 PM
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    Are the solicitors local to you - could you pop down there, regularly if you need to.
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    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 7th Dec 17, 6:35 PM
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    Still not heard back from the solicitor! I have phoned, written to them and emailed them. Last heard from them 4 weekend ago when they said they hadnít dealt with my query yet and would write to me. Is it normal for them to take so long and what should I do next?
    Originally posted by dawnyp72
    If your solicitor has a local office, then pop in and ask the receptionist to provide an update for you. They should do this free of charge.
    If your solicitor emails, writes, or rings you, they may charge unless agreed otherwise. Depends on the retainer you have signed (if any).
    • dawnyp72
    • By dawnyp72 7th Dec 17, 9:23 PM
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    Thanks for replies. It’s not ‘my’ solicitor. It is the solicitor that is named on the probate records.
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