Sadly my father passed away about 10 weeks ago. My brother and I are executors of the estate but our step mother is being very obstructive. My father had been married to her for 9 years and she has one son. My step brother seems to be encouraging my step mother to contest the will. We have seen a solicitor who has said she hasn't got a leg to stand on but she is being incredibly obstructive. She will not speak directly to either of us and via her son has told us we are despicable and our father would be ashamed of us. She only agreed to had over my fathers papers so we can start sorting out the estate after a letter from the solicitor. Now we have these papers we have noticed that she has been accessing some bank accounts that were in our fathers sole name since his death So far we have both kept calm and been civil but I am getting to the point where I feel like throttling her and to be honest the whole situation is making me feel sick.I want to hand the whole thing over to the solicitor but my brother wants to save on lawyers fees and do as much as possible ourselves. Any advice?