I saw a couple of sisters for some advice about obtaining probate or alternatively, letters of administration.
Their late father told them that he had made one of them his executor, but as yet, they have not found the recent will.
They might be left with an older will which appointed his wife as executor, but she died 4 years before him.
This means that his three daughters are all entitled to apply to be granted letters of administration and become administrators of their father’s estate.
We have another set of clients – a mother and 5 daughters, who are all administrators of the estate of their husband/father.
It is best to have a will and appoint one or two people of your choice of executors.
Michael Paterson & Associates for Will, probate and letters of administration