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No longer in contact with trustee of my will.

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worldsworstchildren Sun 23-Oct-16 15:43:42

My DH and I have mirror wills. Everything going to each other and then eventually equally onto our heirs which includes his DC, my DC and our DC.
We made these wills about 12 years ago before birth of our own DC so they are not named in the will but are our 'issue'

However one of our friends named as trustee for the children hasn't been in contact with us for about eight years in fact they abruptly cut off contact with us for no apparent reason and have since moved from address given in will.

If we were to both die before updating our wills would the executors search for my ex-friend to carry out the role of trustee or would something else happen?
I certainly don't want her to be involved anymore but I'm mindful that we just haven't got around to changing it.
Also should we update to ensure that our children together are named explicitly in the will.

HereIAm20 Sun 23-Oct-16 15:50:19

I would definitely update your wills as you also need to name guardians for your children should you both die. You can then select another trustee too (although it usual for the executors to be trustee too).

Alternatively you can do a codicil to your existing will with any amendments but will are not expensive in the grand scheme of things so I'd do new.

ProfYaffle Sun 23-Oct-16 15:50:45

You can add a codicil to a will to make changes such as that. November is willaid month, might be worth making enquiries to see whether codicil's are covered in it?

worldsworstchildren Sun 23-Oct-16 21:58:14

Thanks for your replies. Just very mindful of never getting around to updating. I'll speak to my DH tonight and get an appointment booked.
If I remember rightly the solicitor was our executor.
Plan is for youngest DC to be looked after by my oldest DD but I suppose that does need to be in writing to make sure it happens - although I can't see anyone arguing over that grin

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