Posted: January 7th, 2016
Three years after advising Harry, Harry comes back to seek further advice from you. He tells you tragically Honey died a year ago. He and Rock consoled each other and have apparently remained friendly as a result. Rock had been living with Darren for the last three years. However, Rock has been extremely ill and two weeks ago died in a hospice. The last time Harry went to see Rock in the hospice, Rock pressed his house keys into Harry’s hands and told him the house was his. When Harry got home he found the key to Rock’s safety deposit box in his pocket and believes Rock put the key there. On opening the safety deposit box, Harry found the deeds to Rock’s house. Also in the box was a Will made two years ago, which provides that half of all Rock’s property owned by him at the date of his death was to be divided between his daughter Honey, and Darren equally. The Will was witnessed by Darren.
Rock’s parents divorced many years ago and his mother is deceased. Rock’s father is still alive and aged 93. Rock and his father did not get on as his father always disapproved of his homosexuality and they have not seen each other for many years. Rock also has three brothers, one of whom (Mark) is disabled and in poor health and Rock supported him by putting money in Mark’s account each month sufficient to pay the utility bills.
Write an attendance note advising on the issues raised by the above facts. Ensure you refer to the relevant statutory provisions and cases, as appropriate.
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