No, my father died intestate. Thankyou for your help.
How long ago did he die?
Was he still married to your mother at the time or were they never married ?
Can we have the full background detail please including relationships and timescales? Thank you
My mum and dad had already divorced before he became ill. They had been divorced a number of years. My brother and I were allowed to visit until I was 11, he died when I was 14 years old. He died in 1989. He was cared for by his nan, brother and sister in law, they were very hostile and didn't want my fathers children in anyway involved. I think this may have something to do with his life insurance.
your father's effects and assets and savings etc should havebeen distributed under the terms of intestacy which are here.
you will see that if there is no spouse (your parentswere divorced) and your father had not been married, then all his assets go inequal shares to his children which you will see in the grey boxes, the fourthone down in the top table.
So your aunt to presumably dealt with your father'saffairs should have distributed things equally between his children.
However this was 24 years ago and you are actually outof time now to contest anything except if you can allege fraud. However thepolice will not be the least bit interested unless you have some concrete proofwhere can prove that your aunt spirited money away to your disadvantage. Thepolice will not carry this investigation out for you after all this time andyou are faced with going to them with the proof that they need.
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Thankyou, I just needed to know she was wrong and that I could have disputed her actions. I am very grateful.
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