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    • By hbe 100 29th Nov 17, 5:47 PM
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    Signing of estate accounts
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    Signing of estate accounts 29th Nov 17 at 5:47 PM
    The estate accounts have been sent out to the beneficiaries of a will, one of them is a strange character and we believe will not sign them even though they are correct. Do we have to wait until he does sign before releasing the funds as per the will. If we have to wait how long would a reasonable time be.
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    • By Yorkshireman99 29th Nov 17, 6:04 PM
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    The estate accounts have been sent out to the beneficiaries of a will, one of them is a strange character and we believe will not sign them even though they are correct. Do we have to wait until he does sign before releasing the funds as per the will. If we have to wait how long would a reasonable time be.
    Originally posted by hbe 100
    You have no obligation to send out accounts except to any residuary bneficiaries.None of them have to approve them.
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    • By Crabapple 29th Nov 17, 6:06 PM
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    Beneficiaries (of a share) are entitled to a copy of the accounts but do not need to approve them.

    Only the executors need to sign them.
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    I am also dealing with an odd beneficiary (sister). I got some free legal advise from a large law firm. They said, 'ask her to sign the accounts, and if she will not, do not release any (more) money; if she refuses to sign, you need to know why'. I sent the accounts. Waiting...
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    • By Yorkshireman99 1st Dec 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:11 PM
    I am also dealing with an odd beneficiary (sister). I got some free legal advise from a large law firm. They said, 'ask her to sign the accounts, and if she will not, do not release any (more) money; if she refuses to sign, you need to know why'. I sent the accounts. Waiting...
    Originally posted by sammy1234567
    AS I said before unless she is the residuary beneficiary she does not have to agree the accounts and in any case if she does not accpt them she can go toi court, at her exepnse.
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