Following my son's recent death my daughter in law told us that she did not have any money for the funeral so we had the bill sent to us.She now has found that his life insurance of $320,000 has been approved.Their house is mortgage free, and there are over $100,000 in vintage cars.Her lawyer told her she has enough in the estate to pay the funeral bill.My question is this: as the bill is inmy name and she refuses to tell me the name of her lawyer, how can I be sure it will be paid?Soon after the death, she told me that ny younger daughter and myself were named as executors of the will, and asked us to write letters handing the duty of executrs over to her. We had not done this and she then informed us that as she was sole beneficary we were not needed and the wil did not need to be read.Whilst we do notfor a minute expect to be left anything from the estate, we find her actions especially refusing to tell us who her lawyers are is a little suspect.Right from the day my son died she has been onto my husband and myself wanting money, and she has made a very stressfull time even worse, leaving us unable to deal with our grieving, in peace.
We have tried to find the name of our son's lawyer, but have been unsuccessful.
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It is the estate who should pay the funeral account and the will administrators would handle this. but if the estate needs to be wound up I think the will is going to be proved by obtaining probate, and if you are the will administrator, you will direct the lawyer to pay the account. But you should tell the funeral director to direct the bill to her.
There is no reason why she should not tell you about the will if she is getting the whole estate so there may be something going on.
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