Raleigh, NC asked in Family Law, Products Liability, Civil Rights and Probate for New Jersey

Q: Executor of my grandfather's will is not responding. Is it possible that she has spent the money?

My grandfather passed away in NJ 6 years ago. He left his sister (my great aunt) as the executor of his will. My mother read the will, since I was too young to read it, and found out my grandfather left my younger brother and I money that will be distributed in payments starting at the age of 21. My 21st birthday is coming up in January and I've noticed my great aunt, the executor, has become more distant, not responding to my messages. Just called Union county surrogate and they said the will isn't probated. I've never mentioned my awareness of the will to her since I was a kid, but I am concerned she may've spent the money on herself. Is it legal for her to do so? If she did spend the money, am I able to take her to court?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Head
William Head
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA

A: You need to get an attorney involved, based on these facts. Go to Super Lawyers, look up Lawrence N. Lavigne, 908-687-7750. If he cannot handle your matter, please ask him for a referral.

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