New Salem, PA asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Hello. The final piece of property from my Fathers Estate was sold. As a beneficiary I received a distribution

of those assets. A small amount of money was left in the estate bank account. The property transferred to the new owners on April 1, 2022. The Executrix of the Estate asked the Probate court to extend the administration of the estate for another year on April 28, 2022 and put the reason for the extension is it would be detrimental to the beneficiaries to close the estate due to property not being closed yet. Now mind you this property closed and transferred to the new owners on April 1, 2022. I believe there is some funny business going on. What can be done about this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Moshe Toron
Moshe Toron
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It is pretty routine to ask for an extension. The Executrix must prepare a final accounting and that can take some time. Also, a tax return might need to be filed for the profit from the sale of the house. That could be why the Executrix is holding back a small amount of funds.

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