Hi I am acting on behalf of my 3 stepchildren whose mum passed away in 2010. Her estate was left in trust for them to their grandmother who is in her 80's and lives in the UK, until they reach the age of 25. They are currently 18 (twins) and 20 years old. A clause in the will states that they or a guardian can make application for ongoing needs such as education, medical etc. They have recently asked for a little help as are about to start Uni. She refuses to consider their request and states their dad should pay. This has been her response to a couple of previous requests. She also says its too hard to do. We have no idea how the money is held for the children (we think about $300,000 between the 3). She also refuses to send any financial statements etc., stating they don't need to know until they are 25. We have always supported the kids but feel the estate is not being managed correctly. My question is how difficult (and expensive) is it to remove her as executor of will and put funds in hands of Public Trustee? Also does she have the right to refuse them financial statements and information regarding where money is?