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If your brother is dragging his heels about settling the estate, then your recourse here is to hire a probate law attorney to file a "motion to compel". This will force brother to appear in front of the probate judge and explain what is taking so long to settle the estate and what he plans to do about it. If the judge doesn't like his explanation, he can sanction him, put him under a deadline to get it done, or even remove him and appoint someone else to settle the estate.