Managing Conflict Between Executors and Beneficiaries
There may be disagreements between beneficiaries and executors for several reasons. Conflicts may result from poor communication, poor estate management, or divergent views on how the will should be interpreted.
The management of these conflicts requires open and honest communication. Executors should be open and honest about their actions and provide regular updates on the estate administration process.
The use of mediation in the event of a dispute may be advantageous. In this case, an unbiased third party assists the executor and beneficiaries reach a mutually agreeable conclusion.
Legal counsel may be required in certain circumstances. If the conflict worsens, a lawyer can offer advice and represent the executor or the beneficiary in court.