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Was the property occupied by him and his wife? If it was did he tell her he was just a trustee for the family ownership? If he can prove that she may still have a claim to half of his share, which would be an 8th share. The key will be to prove that it was a family home on trust rather than just his. So there will need to be some convincing evidence of the trust by documents letters and likely by affidavits from the family.