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Who does the attorney represent?
Please explain the circumstances surrounding your other two questions too, as I seem not to find any facts that I can answer those based upon.
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Did the attorney represent the estate? That would be the primary duty of the attorney and they represent the administrator only by that virtue. So if this was a challenge to the estate, contrary to the no contest clause, the attorney should be charging the estate for representation and defending the administrator's right to continue on for administration. Your brother would be in violation of the agreement to not interfere in the estate and as part of your legal action you can seek legal fees against him to make him reimburse you and the estate for any costs incurred.