Co-Executor siblings managed to accrue £120,000 in legal fees between them, seeking to have each other removed. This is a monumental expense in any case but in this matter the estate was only worth £350,000. 

It does lead one to consider whether the appointment of siblings as Executors (where the family is less than harmonious) is a good idea. In some cases it might be that the appointment of a professional Executor, such as a solicitor, is less costly that dealing with a dispute if this is a likelihood. 

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