I've been shut out of my father's will by my stepmother

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Everything my father worked for all his life has been left to the others and not even a photo have I received. Photograph: Getty Images

Everything my father worked for all his life has been left to the others and not even a photo have I received. Photograph: Getty Images

My father died and my stepmother lived. She has not mentioned me in her will. She had a daughter before she married my father. They had two children together. Everything my father worked for all his life has been left to the others and not even a photo have I received. Can I do anything to claim a fair share ?

Separately, I was left some money by my mother-in-law. Her son is executor of the will. He has only paid me half what I was to receive and refused to pay the rest, saying he can do what he likes as he is the executor.

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