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.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Michael David Siegel

Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You do not get interest.

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