How long does the executor of an estate have to close probate?

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How long does the executor of an estate have to close probate?

It is to be shared equally with their brother; he has done nothing. About 4 years have passed since the mother’s death but the estate is not closed.

Asked on November 30, 2012 under Estate Planning, New York

Answers:

Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Obtain yourself litigation probate counsel and have him give the executor a letter demanding the filing the necessary documents to bring the estate to a close. If nothing occurs then the lawyer will need to file a petition on your behalf to have the executor removed and yourself appointed to administer the balance of the estate proceedings to bring the estate to a close.


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