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Will executor

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Morecakeplease7 Sun 24-Apr-16 12:23:53

If we ask the solicitor to handle the estate, do the executors have to pay the solicitor fees out of their own money or can it be paid from the estate?

Also if there are 2 executors and one wants the solicitor to handle the estate but the other doesn't, what happens then?

MontserratCaballe Sun 24-Apr-16 12:27:27

Legal fees paid out of estate.

If one doesn't want uptake grant, that person can renounce prpbate or have power reserved to them, giving them the option of coming back later.


Morecakeplease7 Sun 24-Apr-16 20:19:22

Sorry I didn't explain the whole situation.

Two of my sisters are executors, unfortunately they don't talk to each other (only glared at each other across the crematorium), so I don't think either will renounce as neither will want to give the other power to sort things out.

I think one wants to sort things out herself and the other wants to use a solicitor.

I just wondered what would happen in this situation?


MontserratCaballe Mon 25-Apr-16 08:34:44

Are they the only executors?

FanSpamTastic Mon 25-Apr-16 08:59:06

A solicitor will take a large % of the estate. There is really not a lot for them to discuss - one can leave the other to do all the work without renouncing. They will both have to sign initial paperwork then the other can get on with it.

Morecakeplease7 Mon 25-Apr-16 18:13:21

Thanks for replies.

Yes they are the only executors.

Unfortunately I am piggy in the middle.

One will say white and the other black just to spite each other 😒

Why are families so complicated?!

Collaborate Mon 25-Apr-16 18:20:20

A solicitor will take a large % of the estate.

Axe to grind fanspamtastic?

Some solicitors charge a % of the value of the estate (0.5-1.5%), but many do not. You just pay the hourly rate. If the estate is very small, this may eat in to a significant chunk. But it's the only way to deal with it if you have 2 executors unwilling toward together but also unwilling to renounce.

MissBattleaxe Mon 25-Apr-16 18:24:42

If they can't come to a compromise and work together, I would definitely suggest using a solicitor. Or one speaks to the other via a solicitor.

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