I am not a legal or trust expert. But I would appreciate views on the following.
My mother died in 1967 intestate leaving £16,000. My brother and I were born in 1958 and 1955.
My father is alive, and we wish to understand what happened to our mother’s estate and what will potentially happen to his estate.
Our interpretation of the intestacy rules that applied in 1967 is that my brother and I should have had a statutory trust fund set up of approximately £4,000 each which could be equivalent to today’s £500,000 based on inflationary figures. We have not been made aware of any trusts arising from our mother’s estate.
We wish to understand what happened to our mother’s legacy, and whether it is possible to verify the distribution.
In the light of our not benefiting from the trust fund at the age of majority, we would like to understand if anything can be done to correct matters at this very late stage.
If there are agencies that can be recommend that are able deal with this sort of matter I would be happy to contact them as well.
Richard J L Davies