The Inventory is filed and is based on the date of death value of the assets. The fee is a set fee based on that value. If it is later found that more assets are to be included, then you should file an amended Inventory and would be required to pay the additional fee.
I don't really understand your question, but now especially because it appears that your sister is challenging something that you did I strongly recommend that you consult with a probate attorney to represent you. Ken
I'm not quite clear about your question. One major reason trusts are executed is to avoid probate. The trustee is responsible for paying the taxes which are due and paying creditors. Quite often assets have to be sold and turned into cash to pay the taxes and creditors. Distributions to beneficiaries shouldnt be done until those issues are dealt with.
Hope that helps a bit. If you have other questions, please contact me. Ken
How much time has passed since his death? Also, are you sure that there are assets only in his name that need to be probated? This could include payments still owing to him under the land contract.
Its possible she may not be providing copies of the Will because she may get less under the Will and the children more then would be the case if he died without a Will.
The named personal representative has priority to open the estate but you don't have a copy of the Will to see who that is....
Yes. If they are joint with rights of survivorship they pass without probate. Only assets in his own name and without a beneficiary would go through probate. Often in the first to die in a couple there is no probate Ken
Your brother can not "let" your mom change her Will. This is something that your mom has the right to do. But only if she has the capacity to do so and you say that she has dementia. If you think that your brother has acted wrongly which it sounds like he has and he has an attorney, it's time for the other siblings to get an attorney as well. If wrongs have already been committed, they may be easier to fight now then at the time your mom passes away.
If I can help, please contact me. Ken
The CA needs to get his final Account approved and get discharged. Anytime a hearing has been set up, all of the interested parties including you should have received notice. Not sure why you didnt but in this instance the Court saw there was a problem with the notice so the hearing was delayed. Either you or your attorney should speak to the CA and see what the issues are and see how they can be resolved asap and make sure that you don't have similar problems now that you are the PR. If I can...
It depends somewhat on whether the Estate is a supervised or unsupervised administration. Generally within 91 days of appointment the Inventory fee must be paid. Only in a supervised administration does the actual form need to be filed. In all cases interested parties must receive a copy.
An accounting of income and expenses of the Estate would be required to be filed each year but only in a supervised Estate.
If you have other questions or I can help, please contact me. Ken
You raise a lot of questions and you really will need an attorney to help either now or when the time comes and your mother passes away. The residue is what is left in assets after expenses, taxes etc are paid. As the Personal Representative you are in charge. There is no definition of what is a reasonable time. Your brother has no rights to remain in the property. Since your mom is the only one on the deed it will need to go through probate along with the Will. From the facts, she doesnt have...