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VIC One Executor of Will Acting Alone?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by MystieH, 21 April 2017.

  1. MystieH

    MystieH Active Member

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    Can just one of two executors of will act alone where there is no dispute?
     
  2. MystieH

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    No one seems to be able to give me a 'yes or no' answer.
     
  3. Mary W

    Mary W Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mystie
    You haven't given enough information for a helpful answer. Act alone in doing what? Any documents to be signed usually must be signed by both executors. What else are you talking about doing?
     
  4. MystieH

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    Just carrying out the duties of a will which was straight forward with no disputes.
     
  5. MystieH

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    Basically just signing any documents.
     
  6. Mary W

    Mary W Well-Known Member

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    What's really the problem here?
     
  7. MystieH

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    I was hoping to avoid a long story. The will was written in the 70's by my then husband. He made two of my brothers executors. Since that time there has been a major split in the family and one of those brothers has turned out to be borderline antisocial personality disorder (a functioning psychopath). He would do everything he can to cause problems (delays, trumped up expenses, cause further division in the family etc). We are all hoping the other executor can do the job without the former having to be informed since we haven't had contact with him for decades.
    I have since discovered that the will may now be null and void because we divorced in the late 80's. I hope this is true. I want nothing out of this except that our offspring get an even share each.
     
  8. MystieH

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    The ex husband passed away about three weeks ago.
     
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