Easton, PA asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania

Q: Does an executor, my sister, have the authority to enter my apartment I shared with my mother? I am a beneficiary.

The apartment has a lot of my things and I’m moving at the end of the month

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: The authority of an executor to enter an apartment you shared with your mother as a beneficiary depends on the specifics of the situation and the terms of the will. Generally, an executor has a responsibility to manage the estate's assets, which may include securing property and belongings. However, they should also respect the rights of beneficiaries and ensure proper communication.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: As in every other jurisdiction, an appointed Executorix/Executor is charged with the responsibility for collecting, inventorying, and distributing/selling all assets of the Estate.

Your question leaves out most of the relevant facts here (have you blocked the Exec's access, what does the Will say, etc.), as well as all post-death actions.

Speak with an experienced attorney licensed to practice in PA, the sooner the better.

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