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Q: My mom had executor/probate powers over her mother's estate, my mom died before finishing it. Am I responsible for it?

My grandmother passed away, leaving behind my mother and her sister. My mother is/was the executor/probate/representative for grandmother. My mother passed away in January and I am now her executor/responsible person. Am I in charge of my grandmother's estate now too, or does that fall to my mother's sister?

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Andre L. Pennington
Andre L. Pennington
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Sorry for your losses ... it will go by the order in the Will or if there is no will it sounds like your Aunt will need to petition the court to replace your mother as personal representative. It may be helpful to contact an experienced probate attorney to help guide through the process. Good luck!

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