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There is a will and it states that the three sisters and one niece (since deceased) split all assets 25% each.
My older sister, the executor, would push off all questions with I'm busy but I work on it when I can. Don't worry you'll get your share soon. We trusted her as we've always been very close up until I contacted the accountant on my own last year. That's when the hostility began.
I finally was able to get the name of the accountant, the third one she used, and contacted him myself in October last year. He said she was very lax and difficult to work with but was able to file the tax return the end of last year. As a result there was a big penalty to be paid. She doesn't answer phone calls, etc from any of the family or the lawyer or accountant. She just ignores everything including certified mail.
I contacted the state to find out the status of the filing of the estate tax and was told she should get notified within 30 days.
If there is nothing left of the estate, is it worth it to pursue this any longer? What would be the repercussions for my sister the executor? How expensive and long would the process be?
What would the purpose of removing her as executor be if there is nothing left of the estate? Money is very tight for me and my other sister so we would have to have a good reason to fight her in court.
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