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What is the name of your state? Massachusetts

My mother recently died and left a moderate estate. Her will stated that her estate (minus some personal items) be divided among her four children. The will also named my sister as executor. Since that time, my sister has moved into my mother's house and started driving her car. Worse, she has given myself and the other heirs almost no information about the particulars of the estate (how much money is in bank accounts, information about stocks).
She is just now in the process of applying to be named executor of the estate. My question is how do we know that she is giving accurate accounts of the holdings of the estate?
Also, under what conditions can we object to her being named executor? She has a rather spotty financial history and is having ongoing trouble with the IRS. Is that enough to call her appointment into question?
Can we, as heirs, stipulate one of us be present when she opens safe deposit boxes?


Junior Member
Tell Judge she is not communicating

I live in California but the laws might be simular to approving executors. An executor has to sign under penalty of perjury about their financial status. Her's does not sound satifactory. She sounds like she is not communicating, that is a reason for dismissal as well. You still have to take some initiative probate courts don't do anything unless you prove it to them that they should. Look up the forms she filled out to be executor on the internet or at the courthouse. Go to the courthouse law library they are supposed to have people that can help you.

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