Briarcliff Manor, NY asked in Family Law for New York

Q: As a removed administrator of my fathers N.Y estate, do I have to pay for the 2nd 1/2 accounting as a heir now.?

My niece is now administrator and refuses to pay for the 2nd1/2of my accounting. Isn't the estate suppose to pay for my accounting since I was removed?

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Damien Matthew Bosco
Damien Matthew Bosco
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hello:

This is Attorney Damien Bosco. My law office is in Forest Hills, Queens County, New York City. My practice covers the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. In some situations, I also handle matters throughout New York State.

Thank you for asking your question.

Generally, when the personal representative of an estate has to prepare an accounting, the cost of preparation, when hiring an attorney to prepare the accounting (or possibly another professional like a CPA), is an estate administrative expense. This would apply even if there are multiple interim accountings and a final accounting or a supplemental accounting. The cost of an accounting would not be a personal expense of the personal representative unless otherwise ordered by the court.

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