I am a beneficiary to a will that has taken almost 4 years without a settlement. The attorney and executor have not responded to questions concerning the excessive time to probate the will. In a rare email from the executor, he claimed that the attorney does not respond to his inquiries. This is a disgrace and has dragged on long enough. I think additional attorney and executor fees will consume most of the final estate distribution. Is an accounting something I can initiate by myself or is a attorney required?
Pa Attorney Questions
An attorney for my father’s estate did not pay all outstanding debts and finalized the estate.
I received my inheritance check as a beneficiary and a month after that, the attorney wrote about the outstanding debt not being paid and requested the overpayment monies be paid back.
The attorney also stated that he would not enforce the Receipt, Release, Refunding and Indemnification Agreement nor would he pursue legal action to obtain the overpayment and that he would pay the debt himself as it was his error.
I received another letter where he is now seeking the overpayment or will file papers in Court to obtain the overpayment. How can he go back on his initial statements as a legal attorney for the estate?
Our Aunt passed January 19, 2012 she had a will, no valuables, a mobile home, car and contents of mobile home, savings and checking account. We filed everything with her attorney. How long should this take to settle? Can we call the PA state department and find out the holdup, the Attorney is of no help.