What is the name of your state? Tennessee.
My brother is the executor of my mother's estate. Since before her death, he was living with her in her home and has continued to do so after her death. The house was left to the 3 children. Prior to receiving his court letters, he has continued to pay the utilities out of her checking account. He has also made cash withdrawals and reimbursed himself for time off from work (to deal with estate business). Since he is living in this home alone, shouldn't he have changed the utilities over into his own name, or at least paid for them with his personal funds? Up to this point, I have been able to monitor her bank account due to the fact that I am a co-signer on the account and did her banking reconciliation for her online. Now that the estate checking account is open, I will have no access to this. What is to stop my brother from continuing to spend down the estate on utilities which only he benefits from and from continuing the cash withdrawals? Can we legally compel him to stop?