If my brother passed away almost 2 years ago and my mother is in his Will, how long does she have to wait to receive her money?

The lawyer office keeps saying in 2 or 3 months everytime she calls.

Asked on March 14, 2018 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss and for the situation.  That seems like a very long time to be waiting if the Will was entered in to Probate within a reasonable time after your brother's death.  Unless his estate is a complicated one.  I would go down to the Probate Court where the Will has been filed and take a look at the status.  It is a public record.  If nothing is happeneing you can file a Petition for an Interim accounting and partial distribution if possible.  Good luck.

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