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The executor (or administrator) primary duty is to
liquidate the estate’s assets and distribute money to all beneficiaries named
in the will or to distributees if there was no will.
There are ways to legally compel an executor to act:
1. If after a
reasonable time (6-9 months) you can demand that the executor provide an
accounting of all estate assets.
A common law spouse,
not legally married to the decedent cannot be appointed administrator.
and money by being prepared when you make you initial appointment to probate a
family member's estate. Here is what you must bring with you:
Let’s begin with some definitions. When someone dies
with a will, the process is called Probate. The individual entrusted
with administering the estate is the Executor named in the Will.
If one dies without a will the process is called Administration.
The person entrusted with administering the estate is called the Administrator.
Since no written... Read More