Can a Personal Representative of a Probated Estate, sue the interested parties for expenses beyond the value of the estate?

Asked about 1 year ago - Westland, MI

The entire estate was depleted by attorneys fees. Can those that, at first, stood to gain, be asked now to share In the cost?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. 7

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . No. Not unless there have been distributions to the beneficiaries. If the estate was insolvent and there were no distributions, then the beneficiaries are not responsible for estate administrative expenses.

    James Frederick

    ***Please be sure to mark if you find the answer "helpful" or a "best" answer. Thank you! I hope this helps. ******... more
  2. 5

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . No. Not happening. Nope. No way. Sorry! Hope you didn't personally guarantee the attorney fees.

    This is not legal advice. I am not your lawyer. You are not my client. You cannot rely on my response to your... more
  3. 5

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . no they cannot. the attorneys only recourse is against the estate for his fees however he could go after you if you personally guarantee that he would be paid.

Related Topics

Real estate

The term real estate means land and items permanently attached to it, like buildings. This area of law deals with who has the right to own and use these items.

Wills

A will is a document outlining your final wishes for your estate. In order to ensure your will is valid and your wishes honored, you must follow certain rules.

Kenneth Albert Vercammen

Will Signing

Will Signing Instructions Power of Attorney, Living Will and Notary duties Rev 12/7/13 INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNING WILLS When you hear the front door open, look in the Calendar... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

37,643 answers this week

3,946 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

37,643 answers this week

3,946 attorneys answering