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1. Hi again. Thanks for that. That's what I thought.
2. I should tell you that my son did telephone the executrix on two occasions seeking information about the will. She is elderly and has little formal education and is not in good health. She gave conflicting answers as to the will and said that she hasn't had sight of it (a full eight months after the death of the testator) and didn't seem to understand fully the role of executrix and it was not clear to what extent she is actively engaged in it. My son's solicitor put these points directly in a letter to her solicitor. His response to my son was a warning to him not to contact the executrix again, that such contact was "intrusive". Needless to say, the letter did not deal in any way with the points raised in my son's letter to him. Indeed his track record up to now has been to dodge questions put to him and only selectively answer others.
The solicitor for the estate and the executrix has written and said that my son is not a beneficiary of the will. Can my son still then go ahead and ask the executrix for a reading of the will as you suggest? What is a residuary legatee? Is there specific reference to asking the executrix to do so in the legislation or the Rules of the Superior Courts? Many thanks for your help.
3. Yes, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX of s117 and intends pursuing. The solicitor for the estate knows this.
4. We wrote to her solicitor asking him whether the executrix would be prepared to furnish a copy of the will as well as provide details of assets. We received no reply. Could we write directly to the executrix and put the same question to her directly?
Sorry. I see you've already answered my question. Many thanks.
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