My Mom lived in Chester County PA. I am named Executor in her will.
Most of my Mom's personal belongings were taken by my older sister.
Only other financial asset of my Mom was put into a PAYOUT annuity for 15 years by my sister, an unprofessional lawyer and a croaked MetLife agent who is now under investigation. My Mom received $9,000 a month but needed more to live as her health declined - I was made sole POA, Healthcare POA and Executor. My Mom fought to change PAYOUT annuity for 2 years with MetLife but was unsuccessful. She passed away in late Sept. Before she did she changed the percentage of beneficiary in my favor.I was the sole caregiver. My sister is contesting this in court. My Mom's lawyer will be witness and doesn't want me be named executrix before court. what is time limit?
It is recommended that you consult with a local probate attorney regarding the time table to petition for probate and other deadlines. In addition, it sounds like you need assistance navigating through the process and may consider retaining an attorney.
I'm not exactly sure why you are being told to wait...but assuming it is a good reason, there is generally no limitation on when someone can be named administrator or executor. Meaning, it is not like the ability to do the job or the assets "go away" if you wait.
This is not legal advice nor intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided here is informational in nature only. This attorney may not be licensed in the jurisdiction which you have a question about so the answer could be only general in nature.
While there may not be a time limit, the advice of the lawyer on waiting seems suspect. You should try to get some answers on why he thinks there's an advantage to waiting before filing the probate papers.
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