hello Clare, my apologies. I have been in a remote part of Sulewasi with very poor internet.
The estate is between 170000 and 200000. My co-executor is my brother in law. It appears he has made a private agrreement with two of my sisters, one his wife, to delay the sale of the house.
It was agreed 11 months ago that he would take on probate while I took on a position of power reserved.
In the time since then he has repeatedly stated that he has submitted firm PA1 but he has not. On February 13th I stated that I intended to make an application for probate. On February 18th he submitted form PA1 with other executor status declared as none.
This is but one example of him misleading and outright lieing to me and to other members of the family.
the estate is shared equally between the five children including myself and the this other execututors wife. The main asset is the house hich the other executor and his wife are staying in at weekends. His wife has responsibility to deal the the chattels which are still not cleared after 11 months. All beneficiaries have their own homes including this man's wife. It was agreed by all that the house should be marketed from 1 October.
my mother died on June 6TH LAST YEAR
My mother died 6th June last year
I cannot counter sign the form IHT 205 as it does not include funds belonging to my late mother. Under this mans instructions these funds were placed in accounts under the names of other family members as a strategy to conceal my mother's assets while she was in care. I had nothing to do with this.
I cannot deal in any way with this executor as he has repeatedly lied to me and to beneficiaries.
Yes, confirmed by my brother P.... and sister K.....
I took possession of my mother's accounts today. They show these payments. My brother P.... is happy to confirm that he received 5000 as a loan from my mother. My sister K....(not the one married to the other trustee) confirmed to me that she has 11000. She transferred this money to her own account at the suggestion of my brother in Law K... who is married to another sister M... and is my co Trustee. I have records of these transfers in cheque book stubs and bank statements.
I advised my sister K that parents frequently lend money to their children and that we may need to make a settlement with Social Services. But that I could not countersign a declaration by my brother in law(IHT 205) that I knew to be inaccurate and I was very unhappy to be asked to do so.
Thank you Clare,
Should I also redraft the form PA1 where he has declared himself as sole executor.
How do I tackle him about his repeated written reassurances, over many months, of having applied for probate?
How do I deal with him encouraging my sister K... to make what I now know to have been false declarations to Social Services when my mother was in care? This linked to the form IHT 205 that he asked me to counter sign.
I cannot trust this man.