What are the siblings' rights if their 91 year old mother, who was divorced and living with two of her daughters, died intestate (without a will)?
Hya - bizarre contacting you like this but could use the advice. it may not be your field but here goes - my 91 year old divorced mother died intestate - two of my sisters still remain in her house together with one of their children (my 23 year old.nephew). One of my sisters living in my mother's house has got probate, before our application was granted, and is stating she has the power to distribute our mother's estate how my mother wanted it to be divided ( absolutely no way as she withdrew a will 20 years ago and never made another) - meaning just to those two. One of my sisters living in the house has issues and does not have a working history, no ni contributions, tax etc and does not exist on local council records such as polling stations etc. My mother never worked her whole life and my sister with the child (who is 22) works part time self employed - we believe, but am unsure, if they are trying for some kind of dependency claim. My mother had no income, only a pension and had about £6,000 savings at death. There are 8 full siblings in total - all estranged, bar one, to the two sisters who lived with my mother, caused by making my mother choose between us all. Lots of history to this but we are unsure if they can have the house turned over to them without a will. my mother always told me she would not be forced to leaving it to them and I guess that is why there is no will. What rights do we have in this situation - any advice gratefully received. XXX. many thanks
23rd April 2022