Will your new partner respect your dying wishes for your family?

Will your new partner respect your dying wishes for your family?

Will your new partner respect your dying wishes for your family?

by | Inheritance

Popular British TV actress Lynda Bellingham sadly passed in October 2014 after a short battle with cancer.  She was survived by her third husband and two adult sons.  Lynda and Michael had been married since 2008 and they owned property together in North London.  Her dying wish was to ask that her husband ensured ‘the boys are looked after’.

A reasonable request from a mother to her new partner.

The British media began following the winding up of the estate in 2016 when the widower evicted Lynda’s sons from their property.  He then purchased an 8 bed mansion in Somerset and, if the rumours are to be believed, gave the sons just £750 each.

Not surprisingly Michael and Robbie Peluso are disputing the will and have called in the lawyers.  Her sons, from an earlier marriage, claim a series of interviews their stepfather has given also risk overshadowing her reputation as an actress.  Michael, a 32-year-old actor, told a newspaper: “This isn’t about money. It’s about the fact that he’s got control over everything my mother worked for her entire life, and we know that’s not what she wanted.”

So if you have remarried and have a large, blended family be sure to take steps now.   Make sure that whilst your spouse enjoys your shared assets, once they too have passed your final legacy goes where you intend it too.

 

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