My mum died in Feb 2017 having resided in a care home for 7 years as her only daughter along with the help of my husband and children I cared for her for many years. Her will was written with myself and eldest sibling named as executors and a POE drafted solely in my name 17 years ago after the death of my father, both held by a local firm of solicitors. The basis of the will was a small sum to each of her 7 grandchildren and the remainder of the estate to be split equally between myself and two elder brothers. The relationship with my siblings has always been difficult we have never got on basically fuelled by jealousy and sibling rivelry. I was the closest to our parents, I lived nearby, saw them daily and cared and looked after them laterly. Youngest sibling lived abroad for 30 years returning occasionally to cause disharmony within the family and then leave again. The eldest sibling although locally based never got involved in helping or caring for either parent as he regarded it as my job/duty. I filed the POE a year before mum moved into a care home, and kept comprehensive financial records and furnished my brothers with annotated bank statements until her death. I also oversaw the renovation of her property, and its subsequent rental to help towards care home costs. Neither of my brothers raised any queries or suggested financial impropriety of any sort for over seven years. After her death I have received numerous inaccurate solicitors letters alleging finanacial impropriety no evidence has ever been produced (because it dosent exist) where as I have referred to the bank statements they have received and supplied additional records and evidence which disproves all of their allegations. It has become apparent over the passage of time, in the content of the letters received and a demand from both brothers that I renounce my role as an executor in favour of my other sibling (as i am not a fit and proper person to carry out the role). That their intention is to wear me down by means of bullying and intimidation into renouncing the role of executor thus giving them total contol of the administration of mums will. I have also suggested that for transparancy and fairness a third party, an impartial solicitor could be used to administer the estate, this suggestion hasn't received a response. Its now over 18 months since mum died and nothing had been done towards the administration of her estate my eldest sibling the other executor refuses to file for probate despite their being a property attracting costs and presumably deteriorating. I have recently engaged a solicitor who has requested that my eldest sibling either files for probate with me, or takes me court for whatever reason he sees fit. That was over 5 weeks ago and despite a reminder being sent and a 21 day deadline being stated a formal reply, from my sibling or his solicitor (apart from an e.mail claiming he was on bereavement leave) has yet to be received. My siblings appear to have run out of baseless accusations and now steam, so delaying tactics appear their only course of action I am waiting to hear from my solicitor but what are my options?