If the personal administrator on my mom’s estate has done the final accounting with probate court, how long before do I wait for them to distribute funds to the beneficiaries?

Asked on October 14, 2014 under Estate Planning, New York


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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  I know that you would like a definitive answer like two weeks to one month, but really "soon" is the best possible answer.  Once the final accounting has been accepted by the Surrogate's Court in the probate of the estate the funds can be distributed.  It is the last step.  I would wait just a few weeks before inquiring as to when you should expect the distribution.  You have every right to ask.  Good luck.

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