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I want to pursue an inheritance from my late mother’s will, which divides everything between me and my sister. My uncle left £40,000 and his house, but 17 years ago my sister gave me just £9,000. I would like to leave something for my son.

The obvious question is why you have left this so long, but in theory at least the passage of time should not bar you from claiming your rightful inheritance. I take it your uncle left everything to your mother. You many want to get a copy of the Grant of Probate to her will which gives the net value of her estate when she died. It’s possible your sister will claim you have already received your share, in which case you may have to prove that you haven’t. I think you will need a solicitor’s help.

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