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Can executor of my mothers estate move the estate contents out of the county where she died and probate is?

Houston, TX |

Executor has removed entire contents for purpose of a future estate sale.

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  1. Best answer

    Absolutely. If this is an Independent Executor, I don't think a devisee of the Will would have any grounds upon which to complain. No one but a devisee would have standing to complain.

    DISCLAIMER: This is not specific legal advice and does not establish an attorney/client relationship.


  2. Yes, the executor has the right to do this.

    James Frederick

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  3. Yes but you might have a complaint if the costs of the move were not within the "normal"
    range and the action was outside of the range of a "prudent" trustee.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.

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