If the attorney is not responsive to you as the executor, this is a breach of his duty to the estate. You, as executor, have a duty to protect the estate and have the information regarding the process of the estate. If the attorney refuses to provide such information, as executor you have the grounds to seek to remove the attorney and replace them. If he is not responding to you appropriately, before you consider replacing him, you need to send him a letter informing him that as executor he has a duty under the rules of professional conduct to communicate with you and his failure to provide you the information is a breach of those rules and you again ask your questions and tell him if he does not respond appropriately you will have to consider taking other legal action. Then if he fails to communicate, you can file a complaint with the Illinois Bar Disciplinary Counsel and terminate the attorney's services and hire a new attorney to take over.
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