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Clare, Family Solicitor
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To follow up: the solicitor executors have previously stated that they cannot make any distributions from the estate until the issue of the chattels is resolved by an agreement between all the siblings. However in a recent email they seem to have introduced the possibility of an 'interim distribution'. Would it be 'legal' for them to do this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What is the value of the Chattels and who are they meant to go to?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Clare, I posted this as a follow up. Can you not refer back?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Anyway, value £20k approx. Issue is what are chattels and what are lifetime gifts. Complicated. 5 siblings, 2 of whom have majority of stuff through just being local when deceased's house was cleared when he moved to nursing home.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
My apologies for the delay - and yes I have accessed the previous question to assist!
The Executors are being Pragmatic
It is clear that the Chattels issue will not resolve swiftly so it make sense to make an interim distribution until matters are resolved since it is clear that will not be a swift matter
Interim distributions are entirely legal
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Just to be clear, can they do this if it is against the wishes of some of the residuary beneficiaries?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Yes - it is a decision for the Executors not the beneficiaries
Clare

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