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My aunt died in Glasgow 9 months ago. She left a will naming

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My aunt died in Glasgow 9 months ago. She left a will naming her sister who lives in Canada as executor. Her estate consisted of £25000+ cash on deposit and a house valued around £100K. The house is still for sale. All legal aspects are concluded with probate. In her will I and my daughter were to receive a nominal sum (£2500 in total between us) from estate. The executor has not released the payments, the solicitor in Scotland has reported insufficient funds to make payments. What is my position, can I formally request payments of sums due (I have already asked this of solicitor which generated no funds response) as I suspect my other aunt has removed all money from estate and exported it to Canada.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
You can call the executor to account and sue for payment of necessary. If a solicitor was involved, why did he release all the funds to the executor. That is unusual unless the solicitor didn't deal with the ingathering of the estate.
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