Q: A will of a person who died in 2004 has NOT been distributed to one of the heirs. How can he secure what is due?
The beneficiary was named to receive the residence of the deceased as well as 25% of the estate. The deceased died in 2004 and the administrator has refused to make distribution.
A: The beneficiary needs to hire an attorney to research what has happened to date in the probate case and possibly petition to have the executor removed and replaced is he or she is not doing his or her job.
A: Is this estate in Georgia? If so, while it is highly unusual to wait 15 years to demand your inheritance, it is not too late if you did not sign a consent to discharge the executor and the estate is still open. You can call the probate court and ask if the estate is still open. You can file a petition for settlement of accounts. That will cause the probate judge to issue an order requiring the administrator to come to court and explain what is going on.
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