My step-father named his brother-in-law (of his first wife) as executor, who then hired himself and his partner as probate attorneys of the estate. I would consider this to be a conflict of interest and double dipping, but I'm not an attorney. I represent my mother, who is a beneficiary, as conservator of her estate. My step-father died 32 months ago, his house (the primary asset) was sold the beginning of this year, and both attorneys are dragging their heels and are uncommunicative about the status of the estate. Your opinion would be appreciated.