1. At this stage a citation calling on the executrix to prove or renounce the will is the best course of action. Given the history involved, and the fact the solicitor has already paid the funeral bill, there is some activity occurring irrespective of what the executrix is telling you. Be aware that in law an executrix has one year, known in law as "the executor's year" within which to administer the will and distribute the assets after which a court will generally assent to their removal as executrix. So an application to remove the executrix or an application to be appointed administrator will not succeed at this stage. It makes no difference that the executrix may be elderly, or have health problems. She will be given her opportunity to do her job as executrix if she so wishes. 2. Secondly, paying a funeral bill from the estate is definitely not "intermeddling". This type of thinking is foolish. 3. I would counsel you to let things take their course. YOu need to realise that until a year has passed, or the executrix has renounced her position, the executrix has the whip hand. You are only torturing yourself in the interim pondering imponderables when the law is against you. Please RATE the Answer positively so that I may get paid
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