Q: What can I do if the executor of the will has turned off my power, I have kids!! He hasn't probate yet. Idk what to do.
A: Until the will is filed, there is no executor. If there is no will, the heir of the deceased will need to file for administration of the estate. If you are a tenant, the estate has the same responsibilities as a landlord and cannot wilfully disrupt your utilities. If you were responsible for paying utilities and you haven't, you will need to make arrangements to have the power service turned back on. If you were not a tenant and just living in the property with the permission of the deceased, you will be required to vacate as there is no obligation for the power to be continued. The deceased no longer owns the property, the heirs of the deceased do, and they have no obligation to allow you to live there any further. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out to determine your rights. Schedule a free consultation to figure out your path forward.
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