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Does she have to tell me everything like is there money in the bank? How do i know shes not spending that money?
Yes, As part of sister's legal duties as executor, she has to file an "inventory" with the probate court stating what assets are in the estate. Since that is a public document, you can send her a written request certified mail for her to send you a copy of it as soon as it is filed with the court.
She also has to file a formal "accounting" with the court detailing what money comes into and goes out of the estate. You can do the same thing in requesting a copy as soon as it is filed with the court..
So everything has to be filed with the court and you can get a copy of the file any time that you would like from the probate court clerk if sister is not communicating with you well.