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Where do you go when a court appointed estate administrator

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Where do you go when a court appointed estate administrator (lawyer) favors one sibling and is dishonest with others? Has spent and disperesed more than $300,000.00 cash and has needlessly mortaged another $150.000.00 against estate property to one sibling while refusing to allow others to invest at this high return. Contracts with a contractor who submited the higest rates, and no estimate of total cost, etc.

I have been told by 2 experinced and respected lawyers that the relationship between this Judge and this lawyer makes any complaints futile. So what to do with this corruption?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

If there is a claim about breach of fiduciary duty of the administrator or possibly ethical violations, then you can seek to file a complaint with the NY Appellate Division office of disciplinary counsel, which handles complaints against attorneys who are acting improperly.

The only other recourse you would have would be that you could hire another attorney to file a motion to remove and prove he is breaching his fiduciary duty or you could if he has committed malpractice sue the attorney for the breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice.

These are your legal options.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your input, but is a court appointed attorney administrator imune from prosecution? Sorry for the delay in responding, I don't live with my computer and my cell phone couldn't handle it.

Thank you for your response.

No, an attorney court appointed or not is not immune if they have breached their fiduciary duty or have committed malpractice.
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