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You are absolutely right. The executor is clearly out of line. The estate and its assets are not the executor's personal piggy bank. The executor has a fiduciary duty to each beneficiary. Each beneficiary is entitled to have the executor timely file the will for probate and and to timely administer the estate specifically pursuant to the terms of the will. If the executor fails to do so, any beneficiary can file a petition with the probate court to have him removed as the executor for breach of fiduciary duty. In this situation you describe, the church should inform the executor of the foregoing by certified letter and let him know if he does not transfer title to the car to the church within a short specified period of time, they will be filing a petiton with the probate court to have him removed as executor.
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