If the terms of the Trust are clear as you state, then he can't do that and change them. Is he the trustee? If you can't work it out with him, you can petition the probate court to get it resolved. 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....
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.
Form 1041 if you are looking for an estate income tax return. If you are looking for an estate tax return it is Form 706. It is only required for high net worth estates. These are 2 very different returns. I suggest you contact a professional to help you with either or both. Ken
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
A quit claim deed would work. But there are gift tax consequences and basis consequences to gifting the property now as well as you losing control and rights to the property so you should discuss this with an attorney. Ken