Challenging An Executor
An executor has a legal responsibility to distribute assets to beneficiaries as specified in the Will, in addition to other duties such as preparing accounts and paying any outstanding invoices
If you believe that your loved one’s estate is
not being responsibly managed by the executor, then you can make a Court claim against them to scrutinise their actions or have them removed from their position.
You can seek to have the executors removed from their position if they do any of the following .
- Failure to administer an estate in accordance with the terms
of a will or intestacy rules
Failure to act in accordance with a trust deed or letter of
Failure to administer a trust correctly
Giving assets to the wrong person
Causing a loss to an estate or trust
Breakdown in the relationship between representatives of
estate or trustees
Concealing of assets and dishonesty
Selling property at an undervalue
Please read our Guide to Resolving Inheritance Disputes