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I am looking advice re a will and probate

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Hi I am looking for some advice re a will and probate
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further 9information firstCould you explain a little more about the situation please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My dad died on 26th June 2014 he left his house and income from a trust to my step mother for her life time with the benificeries of the trust my self and 3 siblings. A codicil was rewritten with out discussion with my younger brother and myself. We have had no site of this which has made my step brother in law a trustee which I know was not my dad's intention. My elder brother is an executor of the will and gives my other brother and myself little or no information. The estate is worth 1.6 million and the chief executor has give the 8 grand children £1000 each despite my dad leaving them only £100 each. We are still awaiting our £5000 from the will but had an email indicating that there could be problems finding this money. I am confused as to what my rights are at this stage my step mother is yet to recieve any income from the estate.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
For clarity - did you say one of the Codicils is not visible?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes only one is visible

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes that is correct one is not visible

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Does the probate refer to two?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes it does

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
have you queried that with the Registry?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes I have just done so

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Once you have that then we can go forward
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Well I won't get a response till tomorrow at the earliest - We I feel we are getting lost in this codicil we want to know where we stand re the exsecutors and lack of information about how things are going we are shut out of information. The head executor says our brother has to tell us but he wont and the chiefexecutor has the attitude of tough then. We have written to both of them with no response.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Based on the Will and the Codicil is the £5000 all you are entitled to immediately?Looking at the probate what is the net value of the estate?