Will Aid and Will Execution

My wife has been 'taken' by something called 'Will Aid' - Cheepo (sort of) drawing up of a will by certain firms of solicitors. So she's had one done - no doubt very well. BUT, looking at the cost of execution by this firm, as executors, they charge 210 per hour, today of course, but who knows what when the time comes.
I'd be very interested in any comments on these charges. My feeling is that 'Will Aid' is really 'Solicitor Aid', at those rates???
GOG
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GOG
In message , GOG writes
Very reasonable. ;-) I obviously undercharged the 5 estates of which I executed the Wills. Admittedly they were straightforward, no shares, no IHT to sort out. ;-)
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Gordon H
Have the solicitors written themselves in as executors then? Whatever theor rates are and regardless of how good they are, I would not want to have a particular firm of solicitors is named as excecutor. In my view the executors should be the people who will inherit the estate. They can engage solicitors as and when needed.
uk.legal.moderated woudl be a goo dpalce for opinions also.
Robert
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RobertL
On Dec 9, 8:25 pm, Gordon H wrote:
'Will Aid' - Cheepo (sort of)
Will Aid is a scheme that runs around this time of year where solicitors agree to draw up simple wills with the fees going to a charity.
Getting themselves written in as executors is nothing to do with Will Aid -- they probably try to do it to everybody, doubtless with scary stories about how much better/safer it is to have it done by professionals.
Chris
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I've heard of it.
I have been told that if you make joint executors of a solicitor plus a private person the solicitors prefer to execute it alone and persuade the other party to withdraw, but I have no personal experience of this happening.
I would think that in many cases the relatives get to do most of the work, ie- inventory taking.
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Gordon H
On Dec 12, 8:09 pm, Gordon H wrote:
....> I would think that in many cases the relatives get to do most of the
.. and generating the detailed list of all gifts made during the last 7 years of the deceased's life.
Robert
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RobertL
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A friend of mine was joint executor with a solicitor. The first argument arose as to how the post funeral refreshments were going to be paid.
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AnthonyL

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