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How do I get answers about an inheritance in Atlantic County?

Posted on Tue Jun 2, 2015, on Formal Accounting

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Atlantic County Inheritance Questions Ignored by Executor

Most Recently Updated July 14, 2018.

“My husband’s aunt willed him a share of the proceeds on the sale of her jewelry, but the executor told us that the money was mine and sent me a check. We looked up the will ourselves at the Atlantic County Surrogate, and it looks like my husband should get more money. The executor will not answer our questions. What can we do?”

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Atlantic County Inheritance Questions Ignored by Executor

As an heir listed in the will, your husband has the legal right to force the executor to account for the estate. Even though the money landed in your household, there could be plenty of reasons for you to insist that the cash is properly accounted for. In fact, a disbursement like this could cause you to question other aspects of the executor’s performance.

Petition for Accounting

New Jersey has a system where the executor, or personal representative, is given a great deal of freedom without official oversight. This system relies on heirs bringing claims of mismanagement to the Surrogate’s attention. In your husband’s case, he could have us file a Petition for Accounting and the judge will force the executor to answer your questions and explain when the remaining assets will arrive.

Further Estate Litigation Questions?

The formal accounting 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: Atlantic County Inheritance Questions Ignored by Executor

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