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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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What does it mean when a daughter and step mother are joint

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What does it mean when a daughter and step mother are joint beneficiaries
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 month ago.

Hello - for clarification are there any other siblings and are your parents divorced?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
parents divorced father remarried and has just died. No other siblings
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Am joint executor and beneficiary with new wife.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help you

This simply means that the daughter and the stepmother share the father's estate - whatever assets he held in his sole name - equally between them.

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for that. I also notice that it says I am a joint executor and trustee of the Will. Does that mean I have to wait until my father's new wife dies before I inherit anything.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 month ago.

No it means that you are both tasked with dealing with the administration of the Estate

Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34510
Experience: I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much, having both executor and trustee made it confusing for me but you have clarified the situation.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 month ago.

You are most welcome I hope all goes well