Disputes Between Executors and Beneficiaries

Contrary to popular belief, it’s rare for a deceased individual’s estate and assets to be distributed among named beneficiaries, without some kind of dispute or disagreement. The estates of deceased individuals can be surprisingly complex to allocate the individuals, families, businesses and charities named in their will.

Executors and beneficiaries often reach an impasse in the wake of a bereavement, resulting from their different interpretations of the final will and testament. Likewise, it’s not uncommon for one or more beneficiaries to believe they were not allocated as much as they were entitled to.

At Aristone Solicitors, we provide a complete range of legal services for all types of executors and beneficiaries. From legal text interpretation to complex compensation dispute resolution, we know how to bring complex and sensitive cases to a prompt and amicable conclusion.

Contact Aristone Solicitors anytime for more information.

How Aristone Solicitors Can Help

Across Luton and the rest of the UK, we have extensive experience working with beneficiaries, administrators and executors of all kinds. Working with Aristone Solicitors, you will find it much easier to:

  • Understand the obligations, rights and roles of those involving your case
  • Establish whether or not you have a valid case to pursue
  • Ensure you meet your obligations and avoid court involvement
  • Work towards a mutually amicable and beneficial outcome
  • Sidestep or address most common issues that occur along the way

The job of the executor (or administrator) is to ensure that the deceased’s estate is distributed in accordance with their will. They are also responsible for ensuring the deceased’s outstanding debts are repaid. In the event that no final will and testament has been produced, they must decide how the deceased estate is allocated, according to applicable law.

This is where complications occur, as it’s more than likely one or more beneficiaries will not approve of the executor’s decisions. The executor is obliged to carry out their duties in an objective and impartial manner, though the resulting distribution of assets may disproportionately favour some beneficiaries over others.

Whether you wish to a dispute the decisions of an executor or defend your distribution of assets as an appointed administrator, we can help. Call Aristone Solicitors anytime to book an obligation-free consultation with a member of our legal team.

Serious Disputes and Court Involvement

At Aristone Solicitors, we work hard to resolve as many cases as possible outside the courts. However, more serious disputes and disagreements concerning a deceased party’s estate may require court involvement. For example, if you suspect that the executor is not acting in the best interests of the beneficiaries, it may be necessary to escalate your case.

The courts have the power to review and even reverse the actions of an executor, if they are found to have acted inappropriately. Nevertheless, it is typically unnecessary to bring most disputes between executors and beneficiaries before the courts.

Whether planning ahead or in the midst of a dispute of any kind, our experienced legal team is standing by to take your call. Contact Aristone Solicitors anytime to book your obligation-free initial consultation.

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