My husbands father passed away in August of 2010 and the house was to be left to his kids. A family friend was named executor of the estate and said that he had a lawyer that was taking care of everything. Well, we received a letter from the probate court stating that they have intent to close the estate and terminate personal representative's authority. We were under the impression that the executor was handling everything, which he was not. My husband no longer has any any interest in the house and we were wondering how do we go about getting his name removed from any previously filed papers? Also what would happen to the house if it never gets put through probate? Who would be responsible for the house?Thank you for your time.