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I realise my questions are perhaps a little out of the ordinary. I'm happy to continue waiting for at least another week to see if anyone can assist.
Thanks for your help. I don't know if the Letters of Authority have been granted. I can ask the company that I'm dealing with to confirm whether that's the case, but I'm having to deal with them in writing so it takes a while to get a response. Is there anything further you'd like me to find out at the same time?
Hi Clare - I've relisted this question as it was closed while you were offline.
That's very helpful, thank you.
Since the company I'm in contact with isn't the one that's now dealing with the estate, is there any obligation for them to put us in contact with each other? Would you expect that the company that distributes the estate will contact me directly, or through the intermediary?
Also, I appreciate that it can sometimes take a long time to handle probate, but are there any statutory limits on how long this can take, now that the estate has been claimed from the BV list?
I hope you can answer these last two points but I'm very happy with your advice so far, and I'll rate your assistance accordingly. Thank you again for your help.