How long does it typically take for a probate court to approve a trustees final accounting?
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Tough to answer your question without more facts. Generally, a final accounting, once filed, can be approved at the first hearing. But this may not happen for several reasons. Perhaps the court, in reviewing the accounting, has questions about some parts of the accounting. If that's the case the court will generally request further information be filed to support the accounting and give a future hearing date (usually out at least eight weeks fro the initial hearing). Then, if the Trustee does not adequately answer the court's questions, that second hearing can be set out further again because the court is not satisfied with the accounting. This can go on for some time where a Trustee is not providing the court with the information it needs to approve or disapprove the accounting. It can be a frustrating process. Hopefully your Trustee will provide all information that is required in the first or second hearing on the final account. In that case you would be looking at several months to half a year for approval of the accounting. Best of luck to you.