A year ago my uncle died in Oregon, naming me in his Will as his sole heir
He also named his lawyer as his chosen executor. I met this man (after my uncle's funeral ) last April at his office in Portland and agreed verbally that he should handle the probate
process. In September I agreed in writing to him acting on my behalf and gathering my uncle's assets.
In January this year I received a letter from an insurance company asking me for copies of my uncle & aunt's Wills, death certificates etc.. which they needed to pay out on my uncle's insurance policy. Naturally I referred them to the Oregon lawyer (who has all the paperwork) and wrote to him accordingly.
He simply did not do anything, despite many requests on my part.
When I eventually wrote a very stiff letter (sent it registered) two weeks ago he sent a reply saying that things weren't progressing because he had had personal problems and taken on too much work and was thinking he might have to get an assistant. Also, maybe he could get $3,000 or so released immediately if that would help?
My uncle's estate
is worth in the region of $900,000.
This man had my letter in September authorizing him to act on my behalf and he has done
This is a life-changing sum of money. I live in England. What do I do about someone on the other side of the world who is supposed to be acting on my behalf and simply...isn't?