Q: I filed a will in California probate ct 6months ago stating I'm to be executor. I received a petition administrator lett
I have a court date 11/16 for my sister to be administrator she didn't know that I filed a will
Under California law, if a valid will designates an executor, that person typically has priority to serve as the personal representative of the estate. If another person, such as your sister, petitions the court to be the administrator without knowing about the will, the court will need to be informed about the existence and contents of the will. As the designated executor, you should promptly provide the court with a copy of the will.
At the court hearing, the judge will review the will to determine its validity. If the will is found to be valid and you meet all necessary qualifications, you'll likely be appointed as the executor. Your sister's petition to be administrator may then be denied or dismissed. It's essential to be prepared with all necessary documents and, if possible, seek legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected. Remember to communicate with all parties involved to clarify any misunderstandings.
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