Areas of Law / Wills and Probate

My friend left his estate to charity, but we are concerned that, two years after his death, it still hasn’t got the money. We think the person who had a power of attorney to manage his affairs (he is now an executor of the will) may have sold the house to himself at an advantageous price before he died. We aren’t named in the will ourselves.

The charity will probably have already been in contact with this executor, since charities employ people to check the register of recently proven wills in order to identify any legacies they have been left. If you have evidence you could pass on your concerns to the charities, but be wary of defamation. The charity is likely to have the resources to act appropriately in response to any wrongdoing uncovered. Attorneys are not permitted to profit from an estate.

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