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I'm very sorry to read of the above and please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
thank you. How is it that I can assist in relation to the above please?
thank you. Under the noncontentious probate rules, your brother's wife would have the right to administer his estate. However, if you are acting either informally on her behalf or under a power of attorney, I cannot see that there are any particular issues that need concern you. You may want to ask his wife to give written authority to act on her behalf so that you have something in writing to confirm her authority in this respect but if you are paying her in the amounts you obtain on her behalf without deduction and not paying any other parties, I cannot see any particular scope for any consequences even without this written authority
providing you can clearly show you are acting as your brother's wife's agent in this respect, and hence possibly the importance of obtaining written confirmation on this point from her, then any claims the daughters may have would be as against your brother's wife and not you as her agent in the above circumstances
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