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Hello, and thanks for submitting this interesting question. I have several questions about the estate proceeding. Apparently the decedent died some years ago. Why is his estate still pending and under the control of an executor? I presume the decedent left a will. Who are the beneficiaries and specifically who inherits the home? I will be back on line tomorrow a..m.
In that case the home belongs to the son by way of intestate inheritance. I still don't quite understand why grandfather thinks he is in charge of anything. The father's estate should have been closed and the property distributed to the son long ago. Is grandfather the boy's court appointed guardian? Even if he is, he can't evict the boy from his own home. I think you definitely should see an attorney about a) getting the father's estate finally closed and Grandpa out of the picture. (He's not holding the mortgage on the home I hope). b)There may or may not be a need for a court appointed legal guardian to manage the boy's assets, which in most cases would be his mother. I don't understand what all the mother-in-law and fiduciary responsibility talk is about, so I have nothing to suggest there.
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