Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Do you actually have a copy of the Will and the grant of Probate?
What is the exact wording of the gift to the children?
Are you aware that the site charges more for a phone call?
Yes I have
Just to check - your eldest will be 21 next July?
Have they asked for any funds?
Has your son received the watch?
No I mean have your sons asked for any funds from the Estate - they are allowed to do so before they are 21
Is there something the boys would need money for (well apart from the obvious!)
Have the Executors told you who the Solicitors are?
The simple fact is that your sons are entitled to basic information about the Trust since they are the only beneficiaries
You can find out more here
It is clear that they did NOT appoint solicitors to deal with the Probate - so it is unlikely there are solicitors dealing with the Estate
At present since your youngest child is still under 18 YOU as his representative are entitled to this information on his behalf.
Your sons are also entitled to ask the Trustees to advance them some monies - a net estate of £263,000 suggests that there should be funds available even if only from the assumed rental.
The executors are personally liable to your sons for the proper administration of the Estate and the Trust.
I woudl suggest that a clam and formal letter is sent to the Executors reminding them of their legal liability and requesting the basic information would be the way forward
Please ask if you need further details
Until next tuesday you can write as your youngest's representative
Make the letter simple and straightforward
Say that you are writing as his representative, that you know that they are entitled to basic information regarding the Trust and that if they do not provide it then you
may have to make an applictaion to the court.
Ask who the boys should write to if they want an advance