Where we at the moment Clare:
The cost of forensic examination was agreed by all parties to come from the estate.
The producer of the will then changed their mind. The solicitors then decided that as the will was contested, no more fees were payable by the estate.
That left the intestate beneficiaries having to provide their own funding for the solicitors and the forensic work.
if one or more people drop out of paying fees, the cost to the other family members increases, and so does the risk should the will not be found to be unsound.
Is it not possible for the family members who no longer wish to proceed to sign a waiver? Or a document that would allow the solicitor to distribute their share to the members who continued to fund costs?