What can be done about personal reresentaives who are not doing their job?

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What can be done about personal reresentaives who are not doing their job?

My grandmother passed away over a year ago. She left a Will for her estate, which is small small. She named her 2 chldren as representavives of the estate. To date, they have not had the Will probated, they have taken furniture, jewlery, ec. out of the house and sold her car. Is this legal and, if it isn’t, what can be done?

Asked on September 7, 2012 under Estate Planning, Kansas

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss and for the situation as it is.  So the Will has yet to be probated?  Then you can force the issue by filing an action to compel the probate of the Will.  What they are doing is not proper.  Only the executor that has been appointed by the court can legally sell the estate belongings and legally transfer a car.  Get legal help.  Good luck.


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