My mother is 95yrs old frail, has numerous ailments including heart lung and cancer of throat. She has been a widow for 25yrs and I have always looked after her finances to keep her safe, she cannot read very well and writes like a 5 yr old cannot spell neither, hence me helping her. I had to teach her to write a cheque, or use a credit card after my father died. He never let her have her own money or credit
card. She made a Will and as her only daughter she left all to me.. Then later changed it to me and my son. That was fine. Her will was very poorly written and never included Executors, I suggested she named some she chose me as I knew all her finances. Three years ago I had an accident breaking both arms and fracturing my spine. I was in hospital in Jan 2020 for 8 weeks. Covid began so I could not get to see her even if I was fit. I kept in touch as best I could being ill myself. During Covid she developed a friendship with a neighbour, a widow. She would come to see my mum everyday even with covid restrictions and without a mask. My mum began to rely on this neighbour doing things for her and after 3 years this neighbour seems to have tried to take over my place. Mum is easily confused and in a lot of pain. This neighbour has made herself conveniently so reliable so much so that out of the blue my mother has changed her will last August and left this neighbour her home and cash. My mother was in hospital in July 2022 and was given a DNR as she is getting worse. She was so frail that this neighbour was practically moved in with her. Mum is in a temp home to recover after being in hospital over Christmas and New Year. This woman organised her going into a care home but never rang me to tell me where my mum was. I did manage to find out. She is now in touch with Social services and trying to organise home care. This is my place to do it. She also told the home to put my cousin down as next of kin. The manager said she didn't even know my mother had a daughter and apologised. This is a nightmare. I certainly plan to contest this Will as I feel it is a form of abuse cleverly orchestrated. My mother only listens to her and wont take my word for anything. I am 70 not 7. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Going after the economically disadvantaged!