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Hello and thanks for selecting Pearl. com - Just Answer. I am sorry to hear that you are having such problems. You should not have to nag an attorney to get the necessary probate work done. After a year, the estate should be almost ready to be closed, barring any unusual problems. It's possible that he is not up to the task. The fact that he thinks that he can get $3,000 out of a $900k released (to you?) after a year is very troubling. Since he was appointed Executor by the will, I presume that he has been appointed as such by the Probate Court, and can only be removed by the Judge. This would require filing a formal petition to the court and I suggest hiring another attorney to do exactly that. I suggest that you contact another probate attorney in the Oregon county where the estate is being administered to look into the matter by contacting this fellow and reviewing the status of the estate administration. You can then decide whether to petition to remove this executor or to simply assist and oversee the estate administration. Martindale has lawyer listings and reviews for every city in the country. Just enter a search for: Martindale probate attorneys (city) Oregon.
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