My father willed a car to me worth $10,000. My brother-in-law (the executor of my father's estate) sold the car to his mother f

Asked over 1 year ago - Chapel Hill, NC

My father willed a car to me worth $10,000. My brother-in-law (the executor of my father's estate) sold the car to his mother for $4000, and gave me nothing. Is that legal?

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  1. Gregory Herman-Giddens

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    Answered . No - you should contact a lawyer regarding suing him for breach of fiduciary duty in order to attempt to collect the value of the car and possibly attorneys fees.

  2. Doris Jordan Wiggen

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    Answered . If your father left you the car in his will, then the executor should not have sold the car to someone else. The executor is under a fiduciary duty to follow the terms of the will and can be held liable for failure to follow that duty. You should meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

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  3. Cheryl K. David

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    Answered . If the car was designated in your father's will to come to you and was in his name at death, then the car should have gone to you. I recommend that you contact an attorney to handle this matter for you.

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