If there are 2 executors of a will can one stop the other from speaking to the lawyer. Ontario, Canada. My mother passed

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Customer: if there are 2 executors of a will can one stop the other from speaking to the lawyer
JA: What state are the executors in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Ontario, Canada
JA: What steps have the executors taken so far?
Customer: My mother passed away and my brother and sister are both executors of the will . my sister is also freinds with the lawyer and the lawyer was also my mothers lawyer. now my sister has shut us all out and the lawyer has done the same. What can be done if anything.
JA: The Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not sure first time dealing with something like this
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Joey, Expert

Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer.  My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question.

Just a general disclaimer that this conversation is for informational purposes only. I am licensed Canadian lawyer; however, you would need to retain a lawyer to take any legal action and/or preserve any of your legal rights. I may be away from my desk from time to time, but rest assured I will always return back as soon as possible.

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thats fine I am only looking for information at this time.
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Good morning – sorry to hear of the situation. Generally speaking, if there are two executors, they each have equal rights. One cannot bar the other from speaking with a lawyer.  If the estate retained a lawyer to assist with administering the estate, each executor has the legal right to speak with that lawyer. The only exception is if one executor retains their own private lawyer at their own expense which would be unusual unless there was some significant dispute or allegation of misconduct.

Here is a link for the Ontario lawyer referral service to help you find a lawyer just in case you need legal representation https://lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome

Does that help answer your question today or did you have any follow up questions?

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thank you that helps.Nothing else for now
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My pleasure. Thank you for using JustAnswer. I wish you the best of luck. If you have any follow up questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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