If my dad died almost 2 weeks ago, what can we do to get my father’s estate away from my mother?

My mother is the executor. In the last 16 months she has been wiring funds overseas to men she has met on the internet. Her last wire was done last week.

Asked on January 17, 2013 under Estate Planning, New Jersey


Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Proceed to obrtian a probate litigation lawyer to petition for a restraining order on your mother and have her removed as executor andhave yourself appointed executor. This is urgent as she is wasting the estate assets.

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