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I am sorry you are dealing with this situation. No it is not legal for an executor to do whatever they feel like with estate property and to use the funds of the estate personally. To obtain a copy of the Will, a beneficiary may do so by contacting the Clerk of the Court in the Probate Court in which the Will was submitted to probate. To the extent that the executor is not following the direction of the Will and not acting in the best interest of the beneficiaries of the Will, they can be personally liable.
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