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NSW What Power Does an Administrator of a Will Have?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by helenonwheels, 1 June 2015.

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  1. helenonwheels

    helenonwheels Member

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    Does an administrator of a will have any power over the money left? My partner's mother died and left money to him and a sister only, even though there are 5 children. The sister is the administrator after the executor refused to deal with it they do not get along and he does not trust her she does have to follow the instructions of the will?
    There is a lawyer involved also they said she has to abide by the will?
     
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Yes, she needs to follow the will, but she also needs to be careful about how she does it.
    Perhaps if you told us how long has the delay been and is there any chance of a contest or other complications you could get a more complete answer.
     
  3. helenonwheels

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    There has been no delay as far as I know she wants the money, and there has been no contest from the others so far, there is no property only money and not a great amount, it all sounds simple but we don't trust her if she can access the funds or is that the lawyers job to draw the cheques?
     
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    I'm a bit disappointed as I haven't really had an answer to my question??
     
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    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    So if the question is does the administrator have to follow the instructions of the will?
    The answer is yes.
    Perhaps you should read you question and make it clear what you want to know?
     
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    ClareB Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Wolf, the simple answer is that an Administrator is required to take charge of the assets and liabilities of an Estate and distribute according to the Will.
     

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