Cleveland, GA asked in Estate Planning for Georgia

Q: Is the executor of an estate (my brother)required by law to ask us how we want property divided or can he do it alone

He refuses to communicate with me does he have to by law as executor of our mother's estate. There are 4 of us . I ask questions so he refuses to send me emails on whats going on.

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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Unfortunately, it all depends on what the Will says do and how much discretionary authority the Will gives him. Without reading the will, I cannot answer the question. However, you have the ability to file a Petition for Settlement of Accounts after he has been in charge for 6 months. This will bring the matter before the judge and you can express your concerns at that time.

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