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How do I find out more about my Philadelphia inheritance?

Posted on Fri Aug 21, 2015, on Formal Accounting

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Philadelphia Orphans Court Petition for Accounting

Most Recently Updated July 20, 2018.

“My sister willed me a share of the proceeds of her stamp collection. The executor (our brother) told me that he sold the collection and sent me a check. I think the collection was worth much more. How do I get the executor to explain?”

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Philadelphia Orphans Court Petition for Accounting

Philadelphia Orphans Court Petition for Accounting

You have the legal right to force the executor to account for the stamp collection and give you the details of the sale. If you believe your share should be greater, you can object to his accounting.

Pennsylvania’s probate system gives a great deal of freedom without official oversight. This system relies on you, the beneficiary, to bring mismanagement to the Orphans Court judge’s attention. In your case, you could have us file a Petition for Accounting.

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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: Philadelphia Orphans Court Petition for Accounting

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining formal accounting. 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!

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