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Are there any rules the executor of an estate has to file

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are there any rules for when the executor of an estate has to file the will, and the inventory?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 12 months ago.

There is no legal timescale, no, other than the general rule that the executor has to act reasonably and in the interests of the estate.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
thanks. For the 'legal rights' in scotland (if that is what), does the executor have any duties to the children (legal rights as well as beneficiries)?
do they have to contact the children, is there any timescale and do they have to make sure the beneficiaries have what is left to them?
Expert:  JGM replied 12 months ago.

Yes and executor has to establish whether a beneficiary wishes to have the legacy left to him in the will or claim legal rights. The beneficiary can choose which. Legal rights are a charge on the estate and the executor is responsible for ensuring payment.

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