Sparks, NV asked in Probate for California

Q: In California where does the money go when an executor is appointed and needs to distribute funds and pay creditors..

The current executor disappeared we're in the process of me trying to get appointed as new executor and I need to find out how much or what has happened in what has happened in the account or where the funds are at funds are at for my father's estate

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Howard E. Kane
Howard E. Kane
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oakland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The current executor should have opened up a bank account and funded the account with cash from the estate. You should ask around to find out who may know where the account is. In addition, the executor is required to provide an accounting to the probate court and beneficiaries before they are relieved of their duties. Also, the court may have required the executor to secure a bond before Letters of Administration were issued. You should contact the bond company if assets are missing and inform the court. If the executor stole from the estate, then the bond may be forfeited. In addition, the bond company should be helpful in locating the executor and missing assets. Best of luck with this.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.