Is there a statute of limitations for filing lawsuit against an executor of an estate who has stolen assest from it?

This includes public administators who fail to recover stolen assests.

Asked on November 8, 2012 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the statute of limitations of all states in this country against a fiduciary for stealing assets from an estate, the time period for fraud is three (3) years and four (4) years for breach of a fiduciary duty. If such has happened to you as a beneficiary of an estate, I suggest that you consult with a Wills and trust attorney.


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