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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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Can an executor put the probate on hold for 12 months,

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Can an executor put the probate on hold for 12 months
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: N.S.W
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: We received a copy of the will and it was going into through probate but that was 4months ago..We rang the solicitor to find out what was taking so long and she said the executor has put it on hold. The will said is was to be decided between the 6 siblings equally
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

The executor is the one that is in control but if they do not do the job then you can apply to have letters of administration with the will attached and seek an order that you be appointed as administrator.

The executor has a role to make sure that the estate is dealt with efficiently and if they dont you can seek to have them removed and yourself appointed as administrator. You will need your own solicitor to do this.

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