The seizure that Jan des Bouvrie’s son and daughter placed on the villa that the interior designer left to his wife Monique has been lifted. This means that the house can be sold again, reports The Telegraph.
Des Bouvrie’s relatives have been involved in a legal conflict since his death in 2020. Nicole and Jean-Marc, the children from a previous marriage of the interior designer, are not satisfied with the calculation and amount of their share of the inheritance.
The two therefore had the multimillion-dollar villa that Des Bouvrie left to his wife Monique seized. This means that the house may not be sold.
Monique and her son Jan appealed to challenge this decision. On Tuesday it was decided that the seizure will be lifted. “We are extremely relieved that we have now received this outcome,” says Jan. “If there are legal issues attached to a house, this can deter potential buyers. In that respect, the way is clear again to say goodbye to the house.”
Conflict continues in court
That does not mean that the conflict between Des Bouvrie’s relatives is over. They will face each other again in court on November 14. The inheritance calculation will then be re-examined.
According to Monique des Bouvrie, Nicole and Jean-Marc have already had their share of the inheritance, but the designer’s eldest son and daughter see it differently.
They say they have no insight into the entire distribution of the inheritance. They also said that their father changed his will shortly before his death. And because the interior designer was dyslexic, they doubted their father understood what he was signing up for.