Can I be sued as the executor in Pennsylvania?
Posted on Wed Aug 12, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration
From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Pennsylvania Executor Liability
Most Recently Updated July 19, 2018.
“I am named as the executor in my mother’s will, but my family does not get along at all. Already, disagreements about the sale of land have become heated. Can I be sued as an executor if my family has disagreements?”
Pennsylvania Executor Liability
As the executor, you are a fiduciary, owing the beneficiaries a duty to act in their best interests. Beneficiaries can Petition the Orphan’s Court to review your actions.
Because of this possibility, you are allowed to use estate funds to hire an experienced probate lawyer to advise and represent you. Part of our job as the executor’s attorney is to keep you out of trouble. If a beneficiary files a complaint, we then represent you to show the judge that you should not be surcharged.
If you have any other questions about Probate, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.
More Probate Questions?
Executor liability is only part of the overall probate process. By all means, if you wish to learn more, please read my more detailed article, The Probate Process All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Pennsylvania Executor Liability
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining executor liability. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!
Let our Probate Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Probate Attorneys. By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to make the process as painless as possible!
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