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Hi, Ive signed up for a month of questions because I think I need further help. I need to answer her legal team and I dont want to send a response that will screw me up so thought you could help me? She has employed a company called XXXX, a firm of experts but not solicitors. I didnt answer their first letter on Friday as I wanted to find out where I stood. They are now saying that if I do not send them all of the documentation and stand down as administrator that they will apply to the court to have me removed. I cant afford a solicitior so need to answer them myself. Do I just email them and say something like "She may have been acknowledged over time as XXXX daughter but this is only due to her mother saying she is and as we have no legal proof I will not be standing down until a full DNA test has been carried out" Im carrying on my duties trying to get his estate sorted, he has an apartment in spain which i have to sort out etc. I thought as an administrator I had the right to get everything done, as long as im not spending it or givinig it away... They have also said that if they have to apply for court orders to have the estate frozen that I am personally liable for her costs. I thought she was taking on the estate not me?
Thank you that was very helpful.
Can you clarify, what happens under intestency to personal belongings - things of no value such as teddy bears etc?
Also - Do I as administrator have the power to sell small pieces of property and put all the money into a bank account or do I have to leave everything where it is. Im a bit confused about that side as I have to sell his flat so what do I do with all the property in it?