Cape Coral, FL asked in Probate for New York

Q: how long can a attorney, hold a probate/ will without notifying any of the benificeraries or any amounts or findings?

its been 6 years already and he obviously had no intention of notifying the beneficiarys that everything was completed nor did the executor, something is very fishy, I contacted the attorney and asked for all papers he said I will try to get things together, Said its been 6 years he said I really have no answer why we have not completed all this or contacted all the beneficiaries.

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: That seems like a very long time for you to not be informed of the delay.

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Generally, the Executor and not the lawyer is responsible for administering the Estate. Real question is why hasn't the Executor taken action.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You need to bring a petition for an accounting. It will be granted.

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