Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
In the state of California does the executor of a will have to inform all of the heirs of how all property was dispersed ?
No, not directly. However, any heir can ask for a copy of the will so they can see how the testator directed their estate to be distributed. The executor also has to file an inventory of all assets as well as a final accounting with the court. These are all public documents once filed so anyone can get copies of them from the probate court clerk.
Does the executor have the right to give some of the property to people not in the will without consulting the heirs?