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My ex husband passed away in November 2013 and his will had

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My ex husband passed away in November 2013 and his will had to go to probate, probate was completed in February 2015, when I spoke to the solicitors they informed me that they had to wait 6 months due to HMR&C before they could distribute my ex husbands wishes. I contacted them in September as I had not heard anything and was told that they were still gathering monies into his estate.
I would like to know if this is still possible after the will has gone to probate, the solicitors involved have not been entirely honest and very unhelpful when ever I have contacted them.
You help would be much appreciated.
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Kimberley
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information first.Who are the Executors of the Will and is the Estate extensive?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Executors of the will are the solicitors and to my knowledge the estate is not extensive
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The house and car was sold in March this year and I had my share and the rest went into his estate and both his work pensions were sorted just after his death, no other monies were expected to my knowledge
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Who is due to inherit the monies?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Myself, my parents and some family members and 3 charities
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
No monies can actually be collected until AFTER the Will has gone to Probate - but for a simple Estate this is taking a very long time.I suggest that you write a polite letter pointing out that since the "Executors" year is long over they are liable to pay interest on the bequests!I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will do that but to be honest they always ignore any contact I make but I will try.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Realising that you are aware that you are entitled to interest may make then revise their approach
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