Toledo, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: Probate has been open for three years. Executor is also beneficiary. House was never itemized.

Claims the estate is 45,000 but that was the realtor quote. The estate lawyer is also pushing this. Estate lawyer sent me papers on the executors behalf telling me to pay her 20,000 for what she's paid or she will give me and my siblings a few more hundred dollars to sign off. Two years ago we received.500 each to sign off but they had us sign an improper paper for the courts so it was rejected. She is still claiming the house is worth 45,000 onto of fees for clean up (which means she dumped everything in the house). What can I do?

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: From the facts provided it sounds like there are a lot of moving parts to this situation. The devil is in the details unfortunately, and a more detailed analysis needs to be done to determine what actions you can/should take. I recommend sitting down with a probate attorney in your area to review the circumstances and advise you.

Best of luck.

Mary Ellen Leslie Esq. agrees with this answer

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