How long should it take a beneficiary to be notified about an inheritance?

After becoming terminally ill, my grandfather told me that I was one of his beneficiaries. Then 3 months ago, he passed away. My mother feels that I should have been notified about the inheritance by now. Is she right or is it too early?

Asked on September 26, 2014 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  It really depends on a lot of things - like the size of the estate, etc. - but there is absolutely no harm in your inquiring from the Proposed executor about the estate.  I would contact the person that you think is in charge and ask the status. Good luck.


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