What if one sibling won't sign off on another sibling becoming the administrator (I live in massachusetts)
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If he doesn't sign an assent, the court will order him to be served with notice by a particular date. If you file formal probate petition without his assent, he'll be given a date to object or not object. If he doesn't object (that is, if he doesn't do anything one way or the other), your sister becomes administrator according to the petition.
If he does object, he has 30 days to state the grounds for his objection, and you should really get a lawyer because at that point you are in litigation.
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I agree. He doesn't have to assent. But then he will be given notice and a specified time within which to object. If he does not, she's appointed.
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