Moundsville, WV asked in Estate Planning for Ohio

Q: As a beneficiary I never receive any communication whatsoever from the Executrix of my fathers estate. What can I do?

The attorney for my Fathers estate claims that the executrix (my sister) does not need to communicate with me. The attorney said she only needs to communicate with him. I am being told nothing. What can I do about this?

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Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • New Albany, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you are a beneficiary, you have to be notified of the filing of an inventory and the final account, giving you an opportunity to object, and the Court would schedule a hearing on any and all objections. Other than that requirement, the fiduciary has no obligation to communicate directly with the beneficiaries.

Aaron Epling agrees with this answer

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you have not received (or waived) notice of probate of the will, then you should probably get an attorney to notify the court. Your sister can be replaced for not sending out the proper notices.

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