What happens to old wills and how to remove executor
in Deaths, funerals & probate
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silvercar Forumite, AmbassadorAmbassador
We originally wrote our (mirror) wills many years ago. They are now out of date and we intend to re-write them. The previous executors were our solicitor and a sibling. We intend to now appoint our adult children as executors. Do we need to inform the previous executors? Sibling would be no problem, the solicitor is a personal friend and has moved practices and merged his practice with a larger firm. He is likely to take it personally that he is no longer the executor, so I'm wondering if this is necessary.
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Any reason why you are avoiding using him again?
Our previous will was complex as it had to cover the welfare of the children etc and as a friend he understood the nuances of our wishes. Now it is very straightforward and I would be happy using a local solicitor.