Thank you! You absolutely have rights here. Your aunt is abusing her role as executor! The estate and its assets are not your aunt's personal piggy bank simply because she's the executor. As executor, she has a fiduciary duty to you as the beneficiary. As beneficiary, you are entitled to have the executor timely file the will for probate...usually within 30 days of death..., to timely administer the estate specifically pursuant to the terms of the will, to have the executor provide a copy of the full inventory of assets and periodic accounting of every dime in and out of the estate. Unless there is a particular situation complicating the administration, the administration of an estate would not take over 1 year to administrate and usually only 6-9 months. If your aunt fails to produce the inventory, periodic accounting, or fails to timely administer the estate specifically in accordance to the will, you can file a petition with the probate court to have her removed as the executor for breach of fiduciary duty. And, if an accounting, which the court will order if the executor has not provided one, shows there to be any misappropriation of estate assets or funds, you can also ask the court to award actual and punitive damages against your aunt. In your situation, I would put your aunt on written notice by certified letter of the foregoing and let her know if she does not satisfy his fiduciary duty to you as the beneficiary in the administration of the estate, including keeping you informed of the progress, you will be filing the petition with the court to have her removed and be asking the court to order an audit of the estate.
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