Hi, I hope someone can help.My
Hi, I hope someone can help.
My fiance was born in the UK but has Italian nationality and passport.
His parents were Italian, born and raised near Udine then moved to the UK around 50 years ago, they moved back to Italy around 20 years ago I think.
Anyway - my fiance's mother died a long time ago, his father passed away in Italy 3 years ago. My fiance and his father had lost touch at this point but we found out from my fiance's niece. We were then contacted by the niece again a couple of weeks ago to say that her father (my fiance's brother) had also died - in the UK.
Now, my fiance went to the funeral and his brothers ex partner mentioned that his brother had tried to get hold of their father's estate when he had died, but as the only two surviving family members, both had to "sign for it" (her words) so he didn't bother as he didn't want to have to speak to my fiance. So, the estate is "still in situ" (again, her words).
He did also find out that his father had apparently transferred 20,000 euro to the brother a few years before he died, as he was over the limit to be eligible for free home care, so we have no idea how much money, if any, the father had at the time of his death.
Is there any way my fiance can get access to whatever estate his father left? He had no will apparently, by the way, and owned no property.
Or is it too late now?