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Why can your solicitor help your inheritance up to a year after

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Why can your solicitor help your inheritance up to a year after probate has bee completed?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
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This is known as the "Executor's Year" - it is the 12 months after the date of death of the deceased.
The purpose of this is to allow the Executor time to collect in all the assets, pay any debts owing from the estate and make any distributions (including any dependents or claim on the estate that may come out the woodwork).
If the executor is delaying unreasonably in the distribution of the estate you can apply to court to force an examination of how the affairs of the estate are being conducted.
How long was the wait between the grant of probate and the date of death?
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