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Ely, Counselor at Law
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How can a temporary executor of an estate extend his term.

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How can a temporary executor of an estate extend his term. If a real estate property is sold but the date of closing is after the term of temporary executors has expired what can be done
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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Well, that depends.
If there is already a closing date set for the estate
If so, then the executor files a motion with the probate court, asking to extend that date. The Court will agree if the request is reasonable and the Executor has reason for making it.
If there is no closing date set, but beneficiaries are filing to close
If so, then the executor files a response, asking the Court for more time and to deny the beneficiaries a sooner closing date.
If there is no closing date set
If not, then the executor does not need to file anything, per se. The Executor has discretion to wind up the probate matter - generally speaking - when they feel all has been taken care of.
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