How can I get my sister to file my father’s Will?

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How can I get my sister to file my father’s Will?

He passed 7 months ago and she will not respond to inquiries made by my sisters and myself. In the meantime, we feel she is spending our inheritance as she has not had a job in almost 2 years.

Asked on July 10, 2013 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You do not have to wait for your sister. You can start a probate proceding and ask the court to name you as the estate's personal representative (because your sister is refusing to act). You should talk to a local probate attorney. It sounds like your sister is in possession of at least some of your father's assets, and a lawyer can help you collect these assets. 


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