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Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance in Delaware County, PA

Posted on Thu Apr 2, 2015, on Estate Litigation

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance in Delaware County, PA

Most Recently Updated July 14, 2018.

“My Grandmother died three years ago in Delaware County leaving me a lump sum in her Will. The house is sold, the taxes are paid, but I have not received my inheritance. The executor will not return my calls, what can I do?”

Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance in Delaware County, PA

Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance in Delaware County, PA

As the heir of a Delaware County estate, you do have the right to force the Executor to provide you with a time line when you will receive your inheritance. If the executor will not give you one voluntarily, you can have your Delaware County Orphans’ Court lawyer file a Petition for Accounting with the Delaware County Orphans’ Court.

The executor must reply, or face potential removal and surcharge.

By filing this petition, your attorney can force the executor to account for every penny and justify every action taken as well as submit a schedule of distribution.

If the executor gives you your inheritance, you can always withdraw the Petition for Accounting.

Further Estate Litigation Questions?

Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance is only one of many Estate Litigation issues our firm addresses. Consequently, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Trust and Estate Litigation All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Compelling an Executor to Release Inheritance in Delaware County

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining how to compel an executor to give you your inheritance. 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 Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Litigation 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 put our 25 years of estate litigation experience to work for you.

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