Filed a caveat in three counties four months ago, still waiting to hear

Asked over 2 years ago - Tampa, FL

My mother died in February, single with no other children. Someone passed along a copy of her will to me and I have reason to believe that undue influence from the executor was involved, so an attorney filed a caveat in the county she died in (NJ) and two in counties that the executor lives/lived in (FL.)

The executor did try to probate the will in FL, and claimed the caveat was baseless, but it stands. My attorney offered a settlement to the executor in March, and we have yet to hear back.

Should I be concerned that the will could have been probated in another county?
I don't know if the mortgages and taxes have been paid on my mother's property, can I find out and what can be done if they haven't?
I was not notified and I know the executor has stolen property, can I prosecute?

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  1. Adam Troy Rauman

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    Answered . It sounds as if you have already hired an attorney to handle your case. Please direct all of your questions to your attorney as none of the attorneys in this forum will be able to assist you. If you are unhappy with your current representation, it is your right to seek other counsel. Should you elect to do so, please be sure to tell the new attorney's office that you are currently represented by another attorney but you are seeking new counsel.

    Good luck.

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  2. Robert Jason De Groot


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    Answered . You have hired a professional to ask these questions of. Second opinions probably will not be coming from this forum.

  3. Stephen Fulton Shaw

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    Answered . You attorney should be able to answer those questions.

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