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Parents will and difficult Executor!

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  • #16
    Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

    Sorry to hear about this. I hope that this gets settled asap.

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    • #17
      Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

      Thanks for the post MissFM.
      Just one point to clarify> in probate litigation costs aren't necessarily awarded from the estate. Costs are at the discretion of the court and it is becoming more common for the unsuccessful party ordered to bear them.

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      • #18
        Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

        Good point, Des - to be reflected in financial projections? :tinysmile_kiss_t4:
        “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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        • #19
          Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

          Originally posted by MissFM View Post
          Crossed with you again, Des, but agree! x
          Have to stop this..................................... wife might notice:tinysmile_twink_t2:

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          • #20
            Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

            Why, when I'm so serious, am I always veering into the territory of Carry On films:tinysmile_twink_t2:
            “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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            • #21
              Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

              Miss FM, the solicitor made an interim payout so the grandchildren could have their legacies from bank accounts, investments etc and witheld £5,000 from each of the 3 of us so she had a £15,000 float. So at the moment it is being used up, but not affecting his pocket.
              Thank you for your thoughts x

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              • #22
                Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

                I'm sorry to say that, IME, the £15K float is likely to be where the solicitor's heart is. :tinysmile_hmm_t2:
                “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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                • #23
                  Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

                  Is the solicitor an executor named in the will, or one appointed by one or all three of you to act on your/their behalf?
                  As MissFM suggests that solicitor is only interested in spinning it out until the estate is dry.
                  IMO she should be advising you all how to resolve the problems.
                  Agreed she has to remain impartial, but it shouldn't be beyond her wit to encourage all three of you to find a way forward.
                  Has she warned you about spiralling costs and deterioration of the property?
                  Perhaps she is not au fait with contentious probate and is just a general solicitor.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Parents will and difficult Executor!

                    Hi des8, she is not an executor and was appointed by the three of us as her firm drew up the wills and dealt with the Land Registry and acted for my parents. We thought it would make life easier and not realising the problems that have unfolded since.
                    SusanF x

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