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Thanks for that can the beneficiaries agree on a distribution even if the will does not allow for this to happen, ie can my brothesr all agree that the loans have been repaid or never existed and instruct the lawyer in charge of the estate to distribute funds equally.
if we cant agree what is the next step?
So do I understand this correctly we as a family instruct the solicitor in charge of the estate to draw up the Deed of Family Arrangement, I assume all beneficiaries would have to instruct the solicitor or can two of the three brothers in my case ask that it be drawn up for the third brother to sign.
I assume the costs are born by the estate.
Just to be clear would this be done by the estate lawyer of would it be best done independently and then given to the estate lawyer for action.
Is it ok to be done indecently if estate lawyer not comfortable with it.?
I'm not sure if I can ask another question. But this goes back to the beginning. My mother having put two non existing loans in her will, is it now up to the estate to Prove they exist or is it up to the individuals to prove they didn't.