What to do if I’m an heir to my grandfather’s estate and my aunt is the executor and she is trying to scam me out of my inheritance?

My grandfather died almost 2 years ago. I am one of the heirs of his estate. I have not received a dime of money to this day. The problem I am having is the fact that my aunt is sneaky and greedy. She sent me a letter today stating that I have to pay my part of the real property and land taxes. I thought the estate covered those cost. Is that even legal? Do I need an attorney?

Asked on December 14, 2011 under Estate Planning, Alabama

Answers:

Steven Fromm / Steven J Fromm & Associates, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Get yourself to an estate litigation attorney immediately.  If she is what you say, you are late in the game and she may have looted the estate.  You may need the attorney to have her removed for cause. 

For removal for cause, please see my article entitled Pennsylvania Probate: Removal of Personal Representative Under PA Estates and Fiduciary Code at the following link: http://www.sjfpc.com/Probate_Removal_Executor_Trustee_PA_Probate_law.html. Even though this relates to PA law most states have similar rules.

You need to get on top of this situation immediately, so get with an estates litigation attorney now!

 

 


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