Is it a conflict of interest when an Attorney of an Estate which has 2 co-executors:

1. represent 1 of the co-executors as a client and not the other?

2. should the attorney assist the co-exeuctor in the distribution of property to beneficiaries without the other co-executors knowlege that it is being done?


3. if the other co-executor has to hire an attorney for representation and the will clearly states that the estate assumes legal costs, can the estate attorney re-fuse a request from the co-executor to be reimbursed when the estate has funds?

The State is Rhode Island


Thank you

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