My uncle named 3 beneficiaries and 3 heirs in his will. One of the heirs is the Executor. My uncle passed away in nearly 2 years ago. His medical bills, funeral expenses and any other outstanding obligations have been paid and his home has been sold. These were the only stipulations that had to take place before any disbursement of his will could be made. All of these things were taken care of before October 2011. One of the heirs (a cousin) called me and told me that the attorney for the estate would not speak with her and told her to contact the Executor, which did not speak to her either, hence, her reason for phoning me. She had MANY questions concerning the will and I answered her questions the best I could. She told me that several dates had been set up to meet with the Executor to distribute the will, but something always came up and the meetings never happened. The last meeting was scheduled for January, I found out this information through a very nasty letter from the attorney for the estate, in which he said that I had caused confusion and doubt about the will by answering questions for my cousin. He also said that I had "targeted" him and the Executer with defamation. I only answered questions for my cousin. Anyway, I received another nasty letter from the attorney two weeks ago, informing me that disbursements could not be made in January 2012, because the Government has now gotten involved and it may take another year before any thing could be paid from the will. I believe the attorney is lieing about the government involvement, this came up within 9 days of two of his letters being mailed to me. However, the Executor could go ahead and pay me and my two sisters (beneficiaries) since we have specific bequests in the will. His letter continued to read, however, due to my involvement, by answering questions, the Executor would have to get the OK to pay us, from the other two heirs (my cousins). Does the Executor need an OK from anyone to pay us? Can this attorney continue to write me nasty letters? Can he accuse me of things I haven't done? Can he twist my answers to my cousin's questions to be defamation?