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I do need an answer fairly soon. Let's give it another 48 hours or so but after that I might have to consult a lawyer.
The D of V states that I am to inherit the Residuary Estate - around £175k. However, the executors, my children, don't want to give me the money. They want to give me a quarter share of the IHT saving (about £20k) and then share the rest of the money amongst my grandchildren. My accountant friend says this is illegal and that the money must be paid out according to the Deed. She says that the money is mine to do what I want with and that I should be the one to decide how much I keep and how much the grandchildren receive. She says that I must write cheques to each grandchild and keep copies for at least 7 years.
No - I was not included in the conversation. They came to me and told me how they were going to distribute the money.