Hollywood, FL asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Florida

Q: During meetings between the beneficiaries of their father's estate, the executor always has her husband present?

During meetings between the beneficiaries of their father's estate, the executor always has her husband present? The executor is also one of the beneficiaries of the estate. Her husband is not a beneficiary. Can the other two beneficiaries legally request that he not be present at their meetings? They feel that her husband should not be present since he is not the executor, or co-executor.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, I suppose any beneficiary can ask another beneficiary or anyone else to not allow any other non-beneficiary in the meetings; however, since there is no law that forces the executor to do it, and since siblings can usually find lots of ways to start unnecessary quarrels between themselves over their parent's estate I strongly recommend against it.

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