Executors disputes: What you can do when a dispute between executors arises
An executor is someone appointed by a will to administer the deceased’s estate after their death. A will can appoint up to four executors to act jointly. This provides opportunity for disputes to arise between the executors about issues such as to how the deceased’s estate should be distributed or managed.
If you are currently involved in an executors dispute with a fellow executor or if you are a beneficiary and feel that an executor should be made accountable for the way in which the estate of a loved one is being administered, then we can advise you on possible solutions. This might involve applying to the court for removal of an executor from office or their substitution.
Alternatively, if you are an executor and need guidance on your responsibilities or advice on how you can protect yourself from claims brought by beneficiaries or your fellow executors, then we will be able to assist.
We always aim to achieve an out of court resolution of executors disputes where possible so as to minimise the impact of legal costs on the estate and the parties involved. However, should it be necessary for the matter to be taken to court then our experienced lawyers will be able to maximise the chances of success on your behalf.
You will find on this site a number of helpful articles that have been written on executors disputes and the options available when these disputes occur.
Useful articles include: