Frank J. Steiner's answer If the account was a joint tenant with Right of Survivorship than the money goes to your wife. If you think Brother is going to make a play for all of the estate you need to retain counsel.
Frank J. Steiner's answer General Sessions, (small claims) has a jurisdictional limit of 25,000. If the damages are more than that it would be filed in Circuit. You really need to discuss this with a Lawyer before you proceed.
Frank J. Steiner's answer You have to file an exception to the claim and you have until thirty (30) days after the expiration of four (4) months from the date of the notice to creditors given as provided in § 30-2-306(b), the personal representative, or any party interested in the estate either as creditor, distributee, heir or otherwise, may except to the claim by filing written exceptions in triplicate with the clerk of the court in which the estate is being administered.
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