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My father died in 2016 - we have found his will whilst
My father died in 2016 - we have found his will whilst clearing out the family home. His estate has been passed to me and I have been named executor. We are in Scotland … read more
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If two exectors are appointed under a will, are they jointly
Hi If two exectors are appointed under a will, are they jointly and severally liable for each others actions (and if so, can one protect himself by stepping down as a exector)? And if they both carry … read more
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I am the widow of the deceased. My husbands Estate was just
I am the widow of the deceased . My husbands Estate was just under £200k . Based in Scotland . The Executors delayed and hindered settlement and incurred £18 k of fees . The Estate was not complicated… read more
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My brother recently passed away in Scotland on the 31st of
My brother recently passed away in Scotland on the 31st of January, 2017. He left a will which was dated 2007. At that time, he was married.He subsequently divorced his wife in 2008. She remarried. Th… read more
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Can I sue the executors? I am residuary beneficiary. Total
Can I sue the executors ? I am residuary beneficiary . Total estate £196k. This has taken over two and a half years to produce accounts and have accrued fees of almost £17k. There has been no change t… read more
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Father died March 24th this year. I have an atrocious relationship
Father died March 24th this year. I have an atrocious relationship with my younger brother and sister: almost a decade of bad feeling and non-communication. They took almost twenty-four hours to tell … read more
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I wonder if anyone can help me, my grandmother dies yesterday
I wonder if anyone can help me, my grandmother dies yesterday and we need me to act as the executor, I understand that this has to be done legally but I wish to do it without using a Solicitior. I am … read more
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My mother died in March 2013. I eventually was emailed a scanned
My mother died in March 2013. I eventually was emailed a scanned copy of her will which she left her house to my sister and brother in law. two thirds of remaining estate to my sister and one third to… read more
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My father passed away 18 months ago leaving a Will with 2 Scottish
My father passed away 18 months ago leaving a Will with 2 Scottish executors stated, one of whom is a Scottish solicitor. The children are to receive equal shares of the Estate. My father held assets … read more
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My mother never left a will. 3 out of 5 siblings applying to
My mother never left a will. 3 out of 5 siblings applying to be executors. 2 agree on a solicitor being appointed to deal with estate but 1 doesnt want to use that one. if both sides employ solicitors… read more
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I would like a solicitor to check the wording of a will for
I would like a solicitor to check the wording of a will for compliance under Scottish law. Thanks.… read more
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For attention of JGM Hello, sorry bothering you again but
For attention of JGM Hello, sorry bothering you again but there has been a meeting with my brother and the solicitor dealing with my late Mother's estate. I must say now you were quite right in your i… read more
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my father inlaw tranferred the title deeds to his home in 2004
my father inlaw tranferred the title deeds to his home in 2004 to his 3 children. unfortunately he died 27th december last year. the property is valued at £110,000. because he died before 7 years is t… read more
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my mother and father have been left an 35% share of a farm
my mother and father have been left an 35% share of a farm estate (house,steading + 60 acres of land), his cousin has also been left the same amount of a share but he is executor of the estate, we wer… read more
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My father has just died and didnt write a will he had four
My father has just died and didnt write a will he had four children, three from his previous relationship and 1 from his partner of 26yrs. His partner wants us to make her son of 19yrs the executor of… read more
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My parents appointed their financial advisor as executor of
My parents appointed their financial advisor as executor of the will. While my brother fully appreciate the sentiment, ie. to make this stressful time easier on us, we are experiencing nothing but has… read more
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Question for Kate. Whoses would the responsibility be; the
Question for Kate. Whose's would the responsibility be; the Executors or the acting solicitor, bearing in mind the executors had no legal training. Could the Executors tell the solicitor not to secure… read more
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If an executrix is sued for part of her intestate mothers
If an executrix is sued for part of her intestate mother's will is she entitled to deduct legal cost of the action?… read more
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