You have been very helpful - thank you. Albert has definitely got documentation stating that he is of sound mind and my mom and Peter never had influence over him at all, so hopefully, with what you have said, the law will be on their side. One other issue that I didn't mention before was with regards XXXXX XXXXX cancer diagnosis. He is aware of a 7 cm tumor on his kidney which was discovered by accident a few months ago, he went for further tests but refused to be told the outcome. It is only because of the circumstances that Peter was able to be told by Albert's GP what the diagnosis was. That being that there is secondaries in his lungs and he has only got 6 - 12 months left, that was a few months back. The only people aware of this outside of the medical profession are myself, my mom and Peter. Albert doesn't want to know (other than the tumor on his kidney which he was told about straight away), and none of the other 4 children are aware - again with the exception of their knowledge of the tumor. If Peter's knowledge of Albert's future and illness were to come out, could Bill use this to twist things? Also, I understand my mom cannot be classed as a common law wife, however, is she able to use the term "legally separated" without being divorced, because of the length of time her and my dad have been apart, or would she need some sort of documentation for this?
Thank you, Rachael
Albert's initial will stated that Peter was to get the house and contents, and the other 4 got the money, but now the house isn't in the will because it's already been signed over to Peter. So now another will has been made which just states that any money is to go to the 4, and everything else, ie contents of the house to go to Peter. The house itself isn't mentioned other than in a letter to the 4 children from Albert which explains why he chose to sign it over to Peter whilst he was still alive. This is with the will and to be read at the same time. So really, all I need to know is that because it is already in Peter's name,and he's paying council tax etc, can Bill have it taken off him? I think you've already answered, but just to be sure, with all the points on the table.
Secondly, regarding my mom, I know she cannot legally get married again whilst still technically married to my dad, all I want to know is can she be classed as legally separated from my dad without having any kind of paperwork to state as such, due to the length of time they have been apart?
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