What can I do to make the executor of my father’s estate sell the house ASAP?

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What can I do to make the executor of my father’s estate sell the house ASAP?

My father passed away 8 years ago and my brother is the executor of the estate. He has settled most of it but will not sell the house. It now needs a roof and other repairs and he is asking us for money to repair it. We just want to have him sell it as is and split the proceeds. What are my options?

Asked on April 5, 2015 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Has he trasnferred the home to all of you (assuming that is how the Will went)?  Seek legal help about bringing an action for partition.  It is an action where a joint or co owner of an asset asks the court to split the asset equally.  In the case of the house it would be sold and the proceeds split.  If it has not been transferred you will need to bring the action in the Probate Court.  Good luck.


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