Hi Clare, as a beneficiary, but not an executor, I've not been in the loop for all that has been going on. I don't personally have a copy of the previous will, but will see if my other brother or sister do. I didn't know there was a second will until about a month ago. My sister has wanted to be in charge, but does not seem in control of the situation.
I have asked for clarification from her and my other brother, Clare, since they are both joint executors. Sorry this communication takes a while but I'm 13 hours ahead of you, so not able to reply immediately or get rapid responses from my brother (in NZ) or sister (in Aylesbury, UK). We were relying on the solicitor that handled my father's will, but he has shown to be taking instructions from the brother who is trying to get all our money. My sister has now employed her own solicitor to get advice, and he has shown us that the first solicitor has been giving us poor advice in a number of areas.
My sister says "
Hi Clare, I'm waiting for a reply on this from my sister, but I believe so.
I have also received something from Just Answer which claims I have asked for a refund??? I have most certainly not. I am keen to get a response on my legal question from you, and I appreciate you are needing more details before you can respond accurately.
Hi Clare, my sister replies "
No, the difference was that the money previously received by each of the remaining beneficiaries, as advances on their inheritances, were effectively deleted from the equation. We each understood that the money was to be deducted from the final payments when we received the advance payments. My sister had 45K, my other brother 35K, myself only 6K, and as far as we can work out, this greedy brother has had at least 100K for a failed business venture. The balance of Dad's will is now to be split evenly between us, some of which has already taken place. Can I do anything?