Los Angeles, CA asked in Probate for New York

Q: My aunt left me $10,000 in her will. It was probated in June, 2012/13. It's taken until now to receive money.

Was I entitled to receive interest accrued on top of that amount? He says no. Due to a legal issue I had with the Executrix. She changed my aunt's will after her husband died in 2005 giving herself 50% of the assets instead of 8.33% she and I were both to receive on a $1.2 million estate.

He held up paying until now. Thought it was a statute in law. If so, what is the percent and how much would I have gotten.

Also, Executrix was supposed to set up/fund Trust for my disabled cousin who was left $20,000. She was named as Trustee of Trust although she never met or spoke with her. To this day the Trust has not been done and attorney is still holding money. Sent him an email explaining that a Trust already exists with UJA (advocates for disabled) and asked the attorney to release beneficiary funds into their account so they can continue helping my cousin with her future needs.

Asked him to contact their organization. And told them the same. And gave them his info.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You do not get interest.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.