I am one of the beneficiaries in my uncles will (it is a Florida will), the will has just been signed off by the judge. The executor will not provide any asset details.
Often, a will excuses the executor from any duty to account for the assets of an estate. I imagine this may have been the case with your uncle's estate.
However, all states provide for a procedure known as an accounting when properly petitioned for by one of the heirs or beneficiaries. Usually, an executor has some statutory amount of time before he/she is subject to a petition for an accounting.
Consider retaining a Florida attorney. The way these things are usually resolved is with a request from the attorney to the executor for a more precise inventory, citing your right to a court-ordered accounting if the executor refuses, with the accompanying expense. When the request is put that way, most executors comply.
If this executor is playing his cards close to his chest, beware. Most honest fiduciaries are all too ready to account for their actions in order to escape any pall of suspicion.
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We must assume that the estate is solvent and has money to pay the benficiaries what's given them under the will. As to your question then, the terms of the will govern the answer. If you are a specific beneficiary, you only get what is listed. So if the will says I leave my nephew in Scarsdale $500.00, all you have a right to is the check for $500.00. If you are a residuary beneficiary, you have greater rights. If the will says "all rest, residue and remainder I give in equal shares to my three nephews, A, B & C," the executor has to explain to you what constitutes the rest, residue and remainder. He has to account showing what came in and what went out, what's been paid or advanced and what is left to be paid. The accounting will give the bottom line available for distribution. Unless this is delivered to the remaindermen, and unless they agree to the accounting, the court won't "sign off."
So there are two questions.  Are you a remainderman or a beneficiary of a specific bequest?  Has the estate just been started or do you fear that it is winding up without your input as remainderman? If you answer "remainderman" for the first, and "it's winding up" for the second, you should call the probate court of the county your uncle resided in when he died, and ask what's going on and who is the attorney for the estate. If you know the attorney, call the court first and then call him. Ask what's going on and why you as a remainderman haven't been given an accounting for the estate. If you get stoned walled, you need to consider hiring an attorney, and soon.
Please remember that this is free advice given on a very limited amount of information. You can't rely upon it, or impose an attorney client relationship on me without retaining my services.
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