The court did remove me as PR, but did not discharge me. My lawyers resignation took effect Jan 31, yet on Feb 4, he was sending me documents and telling me what I needed to do on my own to close the estate. As directed by the Court, I submitted an Accounting of the Estate, and deposited all of the remaining Estate funds with the Court Registry. When I went back to the court, they advised me to proceed with filing the 'Completion of Probate' and 'Receipt & Waiver of Heir' from my brother. So I did that. I was also advised, that from what the courts understanding was, that since my former lawyer resigned, and declined payment, that the only thing left, was to ask the court to discharge me from my PR duties, close the Estate, and return the remaining Estate Funds.
I guess once my former lawyer got copies of this, he went nuts, and is now accusing me of lying under oath in my court documents, as well as now trying to get the court to reopen the Estate, setup someone he knows as 2nd successor PR, and have that person go after my mother and my son, to reclaim the Estate funds - and then approve his Administrative claim in full - as well as requesting the court to make me personally pay for these new additional expenses and court costs!?!?
I am at a loss as to how he could even attempt to do this.
He is not an Heir to the Estate - the only other Heir is my brother, and he is in full agreement as to how things were allocated and distributed, and even signed the 'receipt and waiver' to prove it so that I could finally just get the estate closed.