Would anyone be prepared to help with some advice on how Wills and inheritance is processed in Malta and how you get hold of a copy of a Will?
In Brief - my partners Aunt, resident in Malta for 10+ years, recently passed away after a lengthy illness. The Aunt had a friend lodging with her for two and a bit years prior to her death.
After several weeks waiting for the hospital to issue a death certificate, we've been told by the lodger that the will has been opened and he is the sole beneficiary of everything; The deceased Aunt's sister and my partner are both shocked and stunned that they've been omitted, but the lodger is refusing to send us a copy of the Will himself.
We've been able to contact the Solicitor, whom the lodger said was the appointed Solicitor of the deceased Aunt, but he is refusing to reveal any details of the will and he is insisting we have to obtain a copy through the Maltese judiciary.
It may all be completely accurate, but the family are telling me they simply don't believe it and they are terribly upset, but of course I don't know where to start.
The deceased Aunt was resident in Swieqi and was treated in Mater Dei hospital and passed away on the 4th October 2011.
Thank you for any assistance.