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I have not received any notification from the court that is has been granted. I only received the copy of the motion filed by him.
Yes, the account was opened in the name of the estate with only my signature for checks. I do not expect any further deposits to the account. It has been 4 years since he passed. The last deposit was his final federal tax refund. After paying what bills could be paid from the account approximately 4 years ago, the account has remained idle.
No, I am not planning to hire another attorney. The only asset is the real property, which is currently in foreclosure, to be sold on 9/25/13. I had the house listed for 1 1/2 years with no valid offers (bad real estate market!) and have not been able to pay the mortgage payment since his pension expired 2 years ago. There really is nothing more I can do in estate settlement. There are 2 liens against the estate: a $4000 Visa credit card account, and a $1700 account for door renovations which were not able to be paid by the estate. The contractor still has the door, by the way.
Thank you. How would it benefit me to wait until he is discharged? Why not close it now?