Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Hi and welcome to JA. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you tonight.You may want to have her write the judge in the court where probate has been filed and set out her concerns.The wife here can be removed as the representative of the estate.The representative is required to file an inventory or assets and must account for the funds.She can ask for a hearing ona ll of this and an accounting of funds.She can also seek removal of wife as representative if there have been instances of breaches of fiduciary duties as you state.Your girlfriend should consider her own lawyer if she can afford it here.She certainly has reason to be concerned and there may be lost assets or otehr issues as you state.A lawyer can sue the wife here if she has lost funds or self dealed as representative of the estate.She can also be replaced and your girlfriend might be able to replace her as well.Reference to removal.
I appreciate the chance to assist you tonight.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.
She can locate a probate lawyer locally here.