San Diego, CA asked in Probate for Massachusetts

Q: 2 brothers are named as joint executors of a will but can't work together.the deceased lawyer filed probate without

either one's knowledge stating her client is deceased and so she filed the original will with probate. What happens next?

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Your question is a bit confusing- did the Petition name you 2 brothers as co- Petitioners /co-Personal Representatives or just a Petition seeking some neutral to be appointed? If a Formal Petition for Probate of Will has been filed and you and brother have not Assented to same then you can file an objection to your brother's appointment following the appropriate procedures. You should consider engaging counsel on your behalf.

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