Q: grandsons estate
he died at age 24. i raised him. had legal custody.. ofc he had no will. he has money from shares in stock coming. his mom refuses to deal with it. can i be the executor? if not how long before it would go to unclaimed property? its been a year since his death..
A: If his mother does not step up to probate his estate then you can certainly step up and file a petition and suggest yourself as the administrator. There is a good chance that you would be appointed. The court would prefer to appoint someone who is familiar with the estate and is willing to serve.
Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer
A: Yes - you can file an estate and request to be appointed administrator.
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