Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng
I'm looking for a little advice concerning the will of my step-mother. My father died 21 March 2019, his will stipulated that his estate be transferred to his wife, Z.
She too passed shortly after and her estate was finalised earlier this April (2021). In her will my brother, Jared (biological son of J) was excluded from her will.
In my father's original will my brother was to receive R350 000, and I was to get R750 000.
In my step-mother's will I received R600 000 paid into my bond, and my brother received nothing. My bother and I were kept in the dark as to what was going on with our parent's wills until the day it was finalised. My step-sister, Nikki, dealt with the law firm involved.
My brother has no qualifications and has been without work for several years, only working intermittedly from time-to-time as a waiter or barman when he was able to gain employment.
J's will was changed on the 28 February 2019. The short time he lived after that, he lost much of his mental faculties and was no longer able to communicate coherently.
Z's will was changed on the 16 April 2019, after my father's death.
Is it right that Jared was exluded from the will? I just need a little advice as to wheather this is something I and my brother can pursue?
Thanking you for your time,