Brother is executor. All was to be divided equally, only the executor knows the full amount in the estate, there have been some shady purchases. Has caused a divide in the family, feel there should be some accountability for the executor to be sure they are following the requirements of the will. Bank statements list of expenses.
ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS-BELIVEAU:
Personal representatives are required to file an inventory within 3 months of their appointment. They are required to submit an accounting to the court and the beneficiaries before the executor is discharged and should also be filed annually. Copies of the accounting are provided to the beneficiaries, who are requested to assent. However, if you feel that the executor is not acting in the best interest of you as a beneficiary or you have not received copies of these documents, you should consult an attorney. The attorney can file with the court to compel action from the personal representative.
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