I'm looking for some advice at this point, I realise this isnt a legal forum but I wanted to run this by people to get some opinions. I'll try and keep it short and to the point.
My Grandparent made a Will approx 10 years ago in which it named one of his Grandchildren and her kids to be entitled to *something* (Not sure what exaclty) upon his death (But they were not the main beneficiary, his Son was.)
5 years later he decided to change his Will so he left everything he owned including his house to his Son and cut out all of his grandchildren. This was done by a solicitor who verified he was of sound mind and was not under any duress.
A year later he decided to sign his property over to his son to avoid inheritance tax upon his death which was again completed by a solicitor as a Deed of Gift.
2 years later he developed severe dementia and unfortunately had to go into full time care. His Son (Whom he signed his house over to and is the main beneficiary in the last Will he made) sold the house and is in reciept of house sale money (minus any taxes which needed to be paid) (Which I'm guessing is legally his as the house was signed over to him and technically his property?????)
Any here is my question, the Grand-Daughter who was removed from the Will is grieved that she has not recieved what she perceves to be duly her's from the Will made 10 years ago, despite him making a new one which I'm assuming wil revoke the one in which she and her kids were mentioned. (I'm sure she doesnt quite believe there was a new one made - thus feeling cheated)
She's taking; she wants "Her Share" from the sale of the house money or she's going to take legal action, so, my long winded question is, does she actually have a leg to stand on?
I'm thinking personally, No, but then again I'm no legal expert. My line of thought is she's just p****d at being cut out and feels cheated by his decision to leave everything to his son rather than any of the grandkids.
P.S : He's still alive which makes it all the more disturbing she's hunting for "Her Share" from his estate.