Southern Pines, NC asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas

Q: I am a beneficiary having issues with personal representative, should I contact his attorney or get a attorney myself?

My brother was a resident and died in Arkansas in 2014, leaving no known will. No wife or children. 3 siblings and one was appointed personal representative.He lives and works in Arkansas and bond was also waived. Have never been provided any documentation of estate, real estate property has been used by personal rep with no notice to benefs. Now almost 6 years later, contacts and is demanding to have interests by other siblings signed over to him, making him sole beneficiary. Should I contact the attorney he has on record who drew up the reps papers or should I retain an attorney to seek and demand an accounting of estate to get documentation? This is not not a sizable estate. Equity in home and a vehicle is the majority likely, but as I said, have no real idea as have never been supplied with any documention of the inventory or any accounts. I live in NC and other sibli g lives in MD.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: You definitely need your own attorney. The other attorney does NOT represent you.

Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: It sounds like you need an attorney. The probate administration should not take ten years. Your sibling who was appointed at PR for the estate is not fulfilling his or her duty. If you would like to reach out for a consult, you can contact me at(501) 891-6000 or at dustin@wh.law

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