Just found out my prt of 16yrs changed his will (in 2020)he has left our home to 8 of his kids and me .i am only allowed

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Customer: just found out my prt of 16yrs changed his will (in 2020)he has left our home to 8 of his kids and me .i am only allowed to live in it till such time i cant keep up maint etc. this gives me no chance to buy a pensioners flat when i get older. is this keagal?? or can i contest it??
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I am in new Zealand
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none he is still alive and refuses to discuss it .
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: only that we have been living together for 16 early 17yrs.He did put up the finance for te house . but I found it and have done all the landscaping painting etc since weve had it
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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You can challenge this because under the Property Relationships Act you are entitled to a half share of the property and he cannot stop you claiming this. If he dies you can claim the half share and his children would get the other half. It is unfortunate that he won’t discuss this because if he gets advice from his lawyer about your rights they will confirm this.

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You could claim that half share now if you sep

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then why didnt the lawyer explain this to him. he said he can eave it to who he likes???
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na chat will do thanks i just wanted to know that i was entitled to half
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He may not have listened to his lawyer or chosen to ignore the advice.

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Don’t

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Worry about the phone calll

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thank you it has put my mind at ease
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