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A relative falsely claiming a 'debt' from a deceased sibling..what do I do?
in Deaths, Funerals & Probate
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Hi, I am looking for some advice..my dear aunt passed away recently at the age of 91, she was a decent person and has never owed any money to anyone, she was proud of this and said that she was happy that she would die without having outstanding dues. One of her brothers, an 85 year old man, who is well off and lives comfortably in a house worth over £600K is now saying that she owed him money for works he did at her house more than 10 years ago. My rub is, that he will claim against her estate, and is from my point of view, disrespecting his sister's good name, at a time when she can no longer defend herself, she paid her way all through her life, and would never have allowed anyone to do anything in her house unless she had paid for it. Does he have to have proof of the debt to claim against his sisters estate? Thanks in advance
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