It is however worth bearing in mind that, as with all litigation, the process can be lengthy, costly and no outcome is guaranteed.
The role of an executor is to identify the assets and liabilities of the deceased’s estate, collect in his assets, pay any debts and liabilities and distribute the deceased’s estate according to his Will (or the intestacy rules).
Ms Estrada has yet to receive her settlement, although Dr Juffali’s executors are reportedly engaging favourably with the issue.
For the moment, the Court has declined to issue an enforcement order against the estate, in the hope that the matter will be resolved without the need for further litigation.
If a party dies after divorce proceedings have been issued but before the Court has granted a financial Order, matters are slightly more complex.
A recent example is the case of Mr and Mrs Vindis, which was reported in the press earlier this year.