My granddad died and left my uncle as executive of the will. Since then, he had access to 1 (of many) accounts and has spent random money ($50 for pizza, $75 for dinner, $80 at a department store). He's trying to hide everything, not letting his sister (my mom) go to the bank with him, and telling both his sisters (my mom and aunt) different things. In the trust/will it states my granddad believes my uncle will divide everything equl in good faith. The will also states, however, if anyone argues about what they receive, they get a dollar. So does this mean my uncle can keep everything he wants, give out $5 to my aunt and mom, and if they argue they get $1?
Unfortunately, there is no way to give a definitive answer without reviewing the document in question. Most probate courts will approve reasonable fees and expenses of the executor or personal representative/administrator of an estate. If you have reliable evidence that your brother is improperly conducting the business of the estate, you should hire an attorney to represent your interests.
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