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I would like to know what the different duties are of an

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Hi, I would like to know what the different duties are of an executor and assisting attorney.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Johannesburg
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: The executor has been appointed, however, the assisting attorney refuses to give the executor the original documents from the master, death certificate, ID, etc.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just need to know how to proceed as the lawyer is "holding the documents hostage"
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 2 months ago.

Hi I'm Freddie,

Welcome to Just Answer. Thank you for your question. I am reviewing it now and will post a reply here ASAP.


Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 2 months ago.

Before I can answer you I need some more information.

Is there a dispute between the attorney and the executor?

Why is the attorney "holding documents hostage"?

Why does the executor need the original documents?