Executor Disputes

Specialists in dealing with disputes relating to executors who are in breach of their duties

Disputes between Executors - What should you consider?

The Executor has a duty to carry out certain tasks. If you believe the Executor is distributing assets incorrectly or failing in their other duties, you may be able to make a claim against them.

If the Executors are not acting in the estate’s best interests then you should take legal advice quickly. Our specialist lawyers will aim to ensure that your inheritance is correctly distributed.

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Elizabeth Stiddard

Associate (FCILEx)

Why can Executor disputes arise?

You may have found there’s a lack of information about the estate, no apparent reason for a delay or the beneficiaries receive substantially less than they had anticipated, this might indicate that there is an issue with the estate administration.

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Popular questions about disputes between Executors

Where the person who died left a Will then this will usually have appointed Executors. The Executors are legally liable to ensure proper distribution to the correct people.

An Executor’s main role is:

To identify and collect in the estate assets;
Pay the deceased’s debts from the estate assets; and
Either distribute the assets in line with the Will (or codicil) of someone who has died or to administer an estate in line with the Intestacy Rules

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Our Wills were dealt with efficiently, we have already recommended your firm to our daughter and husband. Absolutely brilliant – thank you.

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Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

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Goughs gives outstanding customer satisfaction. They are very approachable, reliable, courteous and informed. I would recommend Goughs to anyone.

R F, Melksham

Great service, professional, great communication and handled what was a very sensitive situation with care and compassion.

W D, Calne

Professional, helpful & knowledgeable service. Giving very clear advice in a way I could understand. Thank you.

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Why choose Goughs?

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