One of the biggest problems with the probating of any estate is ill-will amongst the family members. We have seen where siblings step in, take the ailing parent in, and proceed to convince the parent to execute a power of attorney, leading to their bank accounts being emptied.
We have seen certain siblings refusing to contribute for expenses for siblings who need a guardianship.
The antidote which THE OFFICE oftentimes suggests is making sure an impartial individual steps in as personal representative. There is one case where the defendant wanted someone from THE OFFICE staff to be executor of her will, because she foresaw family squabbles. Remember- it is always best to plan ahead.