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Compliance with the Will?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Jermy, 11 May 2018.

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  1. Jermy

    Jermy Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I like to know if I put a request in my will such as sending emails to certain recipients upon my death and there are no other people around (from my family or friends) that can follow up on the Will, what process or procedures that ensure that my request in the Will has been performed? I like to mention, the emails are not or do not contain illegal or criminal content.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AdValorem

    AdValorem Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jermy

    The will sets out your instructions about the distribution of your assets after you die. Your executors are not obliged to send emails, so even if there was someone 'to follow up on the Will' that person cannot compel the executors to send those emails.
    Instructions like this are usually left in a letter of wishes and not in the will, one of the reasons being that the will becomes a public document after probate.

    Regards
    Val
     
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  3. Jermy

    Jermy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, what a bumber! ok what about if I distribute some funds to a lawyer and based on that the lawyer should send the emails! would that work?
    I will ask a lawyer....
     

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