What are my obligations as an administrator of an estate n light of my going through a custody modification with an ex that owes back child support?

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What are my obligations as an administrator of an estate n light of my going through a custody modification with an ex that owes back child support?

I have been dviorced with all assets split 3 years ago. I became a court appointed estate administrator of my mother’s estate with 3 beneficiaries shortly after. My ex’s attorney now requests through discovery the last 2 years of all bank statements of accounts that I am a signor on. Since I am the administrator of an unsettled estate, would I be in trouble with the courts/beneficiaries for providing the estate bank information? What is my fiduciary right/responsibility in this situation? Do I have to provide the estates bank statements? Could the benef. of the estate file suit against me for bringing the estate into my own private custody matters.

Asked on September 30, 2013 under Estate Planning, Washington

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are the subject of a child support modifcation action and are the beneficiary of the estate that you have written about, your ex's attorney very well could be entitled to the information you have written about. I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to assist you in the matter further. One in your community can be found on attorneypages.com.


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