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    • missbee79
    • By missbee79 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
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    Intestacy rules not followed
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:23 PM
    Intestacy rules not followed 5th Dec 17 at 10:23 PM
    Hi I wonder if any one can help please.
    My grandmother died in May and despite her telling me that my Uncle had her Will - it has now transpired that she has died intestate leaving 7 children. She often told me how much money she had and since her death my uncle divided her estate as he pleases. He has left 2 brothers out and not shared the remainder equally. I believe her estate to be approx £50k but I have no proof only my grandmothers word. He has offered no explanation on how her estate was divided - he hasnt applied for probate or letters of administration and simply gave 4 envelopes of unequal cash to his 4 brothers and sisters totalling £20k.
    When finally asked for an explanation he said he was highly offended and refused to meet up to discuss further. We politely wrote to him asking for an explanation and he wrote back admitting that he had not followed the rules of intestacy and asked all family members to return the cash they had received in order for him to now divide equally. He knows that this is not possible in my mums case as she bought a small car with her share. He has also offered no explanation on the value of her estate or offered to provide proof.
    My mum and uncle have sought legal advice but have been told by the firm that due to the small estate it would not be beneficial to the family to proceed down the legal route as the costs would outweigh any benefits.
    Does anybody have any suggestions on how we can get some closure on this, a i feel he has manipulated the situation to his advantage and potentially stole £25-£30kk from my Grandmothers estate. Please help
    Last edited by missbee79; 05-12-2017 at 10:46 PM.
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    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 6th Dec 17, 7:19 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 7:19 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 7:19 AM
    How did you get hold of the money without probate?

    Have you checked for a registered will?

    If he hadn't applied for probate and letters of administration, why don't you or your mother?

    Did your mother spend all of the money even though she knew it wasn't hers?
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    • missbee79
    • By missbee79 6th Dec 17, 7:28 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 7:28 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 7:28 AM
    He had her cash card and always looked after her finances.

    The Will was a simple WHSmith one and definitely not registered she told me my uncle had it which he had denied.

    At the time my mother spent her 3k we were unaware of the situation. Nothing was done correctly and due to the sensitivity of the situation nobody wanted to question him.

    Can my mum apply for probate?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 6th Dec 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 8:24 AM
    Can a board guide move this to the 'Deaths, funerals & probate' board please.

    Thanks

    ETA:
    This has already been posted on that board so this is a duplicate thread.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 06-12-2017 at 8:27 AM.
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