Can I dispute the will of a deceased relative? One family member persuaded her to rewrite her will in his wife's favour, kept her death a secret, held a shotgun funeral and cleared out her house before anyone else had been informed...Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pensions/article-3606460/Can-dispute-deceased-relative-preyed-family-member.html#ixzz49ky7gFVn Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
An aged relative who had a valid will in place sharing out her assets to four family members died. One family member who suddenly kept turning up on her doorstep prior to her death after ignoring her for years, was once a solicitor.Without anyone else in the family knowing, he redid the relative's will (she was frail and confused) leaving all assets to his own wife and appointed himself the executor. Is this legal and what action can be taken? We have no idea how much the assets were worth but there were valuable paintings, antiques and at least £50,000 in cash. This individual was not close to the said relative and took advantage of her.