I am listed as the 2nd Exc. of my grand fathers will and the 1st has not given us any info as the goings on since his passing in Aug. 2011 do I have any power to check up on him?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
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Hello,Thank you for allowing us to assist you with this problem.A contingent executor (2nd executor) does not have primary rights to act unlike a co-executor would have primary rights to act. However, if you are an heir to the estate you can request a status of the probate process and if the primary executor does not disclose then you should send a letter to the probate judge requesting that there be an accounting of the estate so you can obtain the information. Legally you should send a motion for an accounting to the probate judge but often a letter will be sufficient.
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