If your parent is alive, then there's no need to "file" the will. Your parent has the option of placing it with the county clerk's office for safekeeping. Otherwise, your parent should just keep it in a safe place where the named executor can find it when the time arises.
Not necessarily. If the house was TITLED as "joint tenancy with rights of survivorship" when you bought it then yes, the house is yours. If not, then the house is partly yours, and you share that with the heirs of your sister's estate. The heirs could be listed in a will (if she had one), or her...Read more »
Brother is executor of Will but Will stated that all assets be split evenly between us. Now he is deciding on how to handle assets and selling properties (at way below market value) on his own with disregard to my input.
If the Will provides for an independent administration, then yes, he can manage the estate as he sees fit. However, he still owes a fiduciary duty to the heirs. This means that he can't steal estate assets, nor can he self deal.
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