Duty owed to heirs by succession attorney

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    Notawber
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    What duty does the succession attorney have to the heirs of an estate? Our father’s succession attorney (chosen by our sister, independent executrix of his will) will not respond to any of our questions and has advised our sister to not speak with us.

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    Bassmaster
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    The succession attorney represents the executor or administrator of a succession. That was long ago determined to be the ethical duty of the attorney -especially since there would always be a conflict situation if the attorney was deemed to represents the heirs.

    In these cases it is always necessary for the heirs who are not happy with the way things are being handled to hire their own attorney.

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