What do you do when one co-executor will not return any calls of the other co-executor regarding estate matters?

Asked on December 13, 2015 under Estate Planning, Kansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

First, try contacting her "indirectly"--that is, speak with someone else who knows her or who works with her. It's not impossible she is having a personal or health crises and that's why she's unresponsive. If that's not the case, you can bring a legal action in probate court to ask the judge to remove her as co-executor because she is not discharging her responsibilities. Because this is an expense of the estate, the estate should be able to pay for the legal action.

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