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My daughter married a wealthy man a year ago. She has two sons by a previous marriage, while he has two older children. He recently suggested making a will so that, if he dies first, my daughter can continue to live in the house but with the property eventually going to his own children. My daughter is worried that the children would evict her. What’s the position?

Your daughter’s stepchildren won’t be able to evict her if there’s a provision in the will for her to stay on in the house. If the husband were to make a will leaving her anything less your daughter would be able to contest it. Through marriage she’s likely to be entitled to a sizeable chunk of her husband’s estate. These are issues that your daughter and her husband should discuss between themselves and with a solicitor.

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