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My name is and my sister is the executor of my fathers will.

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Customer: My name is ***** ***** my sister is the executor of my fathers will. My brother has retained an attorney because he feels there should be more money available than there is. Who pays for his attorney costs?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Its exactly that. He believes she shouldnt have made the executor and is questioning how the money was distributed
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi Kim. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you.

The estate's assets are not responsible for your brother's attorneys fees. If he finds your sister to have misappropriated assets to his detriment, then your sister would find a court imposing these fees on her personally. Otherwise, your brother is responsible for his own attorneys fees. The other beneficiaries cannot be adversely impacted by your brother's attorneys fees...they are either going to be borne by him or your sister, but not the estate assets.

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