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Yes you can write the probate judge and ask for a hearing on the matter.Set out that you are an heir here and the personal representative has not followed the Texas Estate Code to distribute the ring.It is important that you word it this way, here in Texas executors or adminstrators have been renamed personal representative and the Texas Estate Code is current law.
Honorable ***** *****
Court name and number
Estate of Bill Jones, Case No. 1234
Dear Judge Smith,
I am writing you concerning the above referenced estate of my father.I was will a wedding band belonging to my father.Despite numerous requests to the personal representative I have not received it.I am asking that you set a hearing on this matter and issue orders requiring the personal representative to produce the ring to me or be or be removed from office for breach of fiduciary duties.This delay has caused me much anguish as it represents a very personal connection to my father.
If you can notify me of the hearing date I will be happy to attend so that I may testify to the court.
cc to personal representative
Something like this ought to get you the ring..You can always cancel the hearing if it is forthcoming.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.I am so sorry that you are having to go through this for the ring.Hope the letter gets this done.