thanks, ***** ***** write to the last solicitor we know the executor used? we are not sure where the executor lives and we do not want any direct contact. Also, should he have not been responsible the beneficiaries? Is there a form where it asks if we want the legal rights or to sign the money over to him?
should he/must he (executor) have wound up the estate within a certain time?
thanks. What is to stop him spending all the estate? He has retrieved all her money and the houses are in joint names. So what happens if her estate began as being worth 200,000 in joint savings, and joint property.
thank you jcm. It was easy to do, he knew if he forced her to sign a will written by him (in hospital) it would be nearly impossible to take any action, costs and time and energy after losing our adored mother. I was surprised how easily he could get a piece of paper written by him validated, and know it is up to us to prove otherwise. ONe law fir, quoted 60k as a minimum, but their advice on some basic stuff was not even great, We have already thought of asking the nurse who witnessed it whether it was correctly observed, but sure it was. The thing wrong was the writing of the will by him and then the coerced signature. We have not spoken in 3 years.
a further q.
we can't tell what was in the estate (we have a good idea from before our mother died - she also told us) and he is the executor. How do we find out and get any kind of declaration of what was in the estate?
If we wrote to his lawyer (last used, but we assume he's not used beyond at the confirmation hearing) could we ask that the lawyer discloses what was/is in the estate?
Our father would like to threaten us in regards ***** ***** of this,and has lied in the past, so it's impossible to ask him (and we don't want to give addresses)
thanks. The compromises and conciliation would be our option normal person. However, he threatened and derogated our mother, and has threatened us in the past. He can be violent, and he relies on our fear to know he can do anything here. He had to have ownership of everything of of our mums. IN the will she wrote, she left things like rings to me, books and so on. All in his house now. Our grandparents stuff too.
If we went to court, I would probably like to be LIP, but I don't know if I have the stomach . So in many ways, he's won. He has everything, I have been looking after my younger (disabled) sister , and our mum's pension and books and everything are with him. She worked longer than him, and had been retired a year when she died. All this as he put her in fear (she made an appointment with a solicitor to try to draw up a will and he called and cancelled it, then waitied until her final days and took an A4 in with him).
thanks, ***** ***** estate inventory different from the Will? there was no mention at the confirmation hearing. The sheriff said we should leave court that day and get legal help. But we had no means and we were very sick ourselves after many months of our mum and seeing his actions.
Should the executor produce an inventory, and again, is there a time limit? I had thought the executor had to do certain things. He's done nothing. He hates all lawyers as a rule, and is very bitter about them. so he tried to do everything underhand, e.g. wrote to the banks before confirmation given etc.