• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

Estate Fraud-Maryland

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.



Estate in Maryland

A simple will left 1/2 of an 5 acre estate to the uncle (executor) and 1/2 to be divided among 4 grandchildren. The instructions were to sell the property and divide the assets.

The property was occupied by the executor for 10 years without payments to estate. The property was then sold to the executor for $1. The surrounding land around the house was sold to a developer (4 of the 5 acres). The house was not sold and remained in the executor's name.

The profits of the land sale will be distributed 50/50 between the grandchildren and the executor. The executor claims the estate is fairly divided now, however the house and 1 acre has not been sold. Is this fraud? or does the executor have the right to withhold portions of the estate to sell at some future date?


Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential