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My name is Clare
i shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first.
Do you mean that the Estate is too small to need to go to Probate?
Have you asked for a copy of the Will?
I meant have you asked the Executor for a copy of the Will - not the solicitors
Actually you can do more than that.
You need to write a formal letter to her.
It will need to be calm and straightforward.
Tell her that you are aware that there was no need to obtain probate of the Will and that you have heard that she will be dealing with the money in the near future.
Say that you are aware that as the Residuary beneficiary you are aware that you are legally entitled to a copy of the Will and a copy of the Estate accounts and that you look forward to receiving them in due course.
In fact she can delay paying anything out as she needs to check that there are no hidden debts - but after a year she would have to pay you interest on the money
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
They are stuck in the middle I am afraid as they may well be advising the Executor
You are most welcome - i do hope it goes smoothly