Asked in Probate for Pennsylvania

Q: Mother died in Pa. With a will. My sister is Executrix. I have asked for accounting and inventory. Nothing received.

Does Title 20 section 3101c? apply in that I can request an inventory? Mother died in August. She (sister) also submitted errant info as part of inheritance tax filing.

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Michael Cherewka
Michael Cherewka
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Wormleysburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Your sister might have filed an Inventory with the Register of Wills at the same time she filed the Inheritance Tax Return. Most estates are not completed until 9 months to a year after the date of death. Most estates are also completed with an Informal Accounting and some type of Release. If you have not been receiving updates from your sister you can check the Register of Wills Office (the original petition for probate, the inheritance tax return, etc) to see if your sister hired an attorney to assist with the probate, and then contact the attorney to get an update. Since Mother died in August it is a little early to try to compel an accounting under most circumstances, but you should be receiving some communications, particularly if you believe there is an error in reporting for the Inheritance Tax.

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