Thank you @Rolypoly I am a great one for lists too. The solicitor didn’t ring me back yesterday so there is not a lot I can do. I will have to contact both executors & ask the question myself it seems.
Basically a solicitor will be required to do the house sale.
I know bank accounts can be closed but where does the money go that is in them? Who holds it?
I really would not be happy if the executors hold it, how can I trust them not to run off with it?
I don’t have the money to pay for my mum’s funeral, neither does one of the executors. My well off cousin might. That really is the first thing to organise.
Can someone help me know what does happen with the money? Xx
I’m currently executing my dad’s will. One of the banks just gave me his money. This didn’t seem right to me I expected them to set up an executor account but they didn’t. It would be illegal for me to keep the money though - it forms part of dad’s estate and has to be distributed according to his Will.
Not sure how easy it would be for you to check that your mum’s executors are doing this.
With regards to the payment for the funeral I believe it’s the responsibility of the executors to release money from your mum’s account to pay for all the funeral expenses. Has the funeral director asked who the executors are? Mine did when I arranged dad’s funeral.
The money for funeral expenses can be released from the bank before probate is granted so there shouldn’t be a delay.
Hope this helps