My sister was beneficiary on my fathers savings account that she was to split 4 ways.she didn't split it can we sue her for it.
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Ms. Gruber is correct that the money in the savings account passed only to your sister if she was named as the beneficiary and she has no obligation to share it. This is because a bank account with a named beneficiary does not become a part of the probate estate; it just passes directly to the beneficiary. You can request proof that the savings account did name her as a beneficiary if you're not sure that it did.
As far as your sister's felonies, the court does have authority to appoint a PR even if the person has felonies. If you have proof that your sister is stealing from the estate or failing to include estate assets in the probate, you can petition the court to have her removed as PR and someone else appointed. Her prior concealment from the court would be a strike against her in this type of proceeding. I would be especially concerned if she is acting as PR without having an attorney assist and represent her.
However, note that these types of proceedings are expensive and you will typically have to pay your own attorney, although the estate may have to reimburse you if you win. Also, your sister can use the estate's assets to defend herself, but she may have to pay these back if she is removed. Regardless, it will cost the estate a significant amount of money and reduce the amount of money all of the beneficiaries get- this can cause additional strife.
I suggest you gather whatever paperwork your sister has filed with the court and other info you may have about the estate's assets and consult with an attorney who practices in estate and trust litigation. You need the advice of a professional and an attorney advocating for you, if necessary. Probates are complex statutory proceedings and this is not something you should tackle on your own.
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Sorry. She is not legally obligated to split the bank account with anyone. If she has felonies and the probate is in Oregon, I suggest you can the probate attorney & tell him/her.
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If she is the only named beneficiary on the account, then any verbal agreements cannot be honored unless there is a writing. Therefore, she can do with the proceeds as she sees fit.
It appears that she was named executor of your Dad's Will and depending on Oregon law, unless she is not managing the assets of your Dad's estate correctly, the court will honor you Dad's wishes naming her executor.