Areas of Law / Wills and Probate

I am a joint executor and beneficiary of a will, but the other executor is objecting to the will’s validity. Is it possible for just one of the executors to apply for probate? Any legal costs could exceed the value of my inheritance.

You could apply for probate and then wait for your co-executor to raise objections as to its validity. The way forward really depends on the value of the estate and whether the will alters the way it would be distributed: in other words would the estate be distributed any differently under the intestacy rules? You don’t say what the other executor’s objections consist of but where two executors can’t agree the answer is usually to discuss the issue with a solicitor specialising in this area: it could save money in the long run.

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