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Will the courthouse give us an accounting of my mother's estate if the executor is not communicating with me?

Reading, PA |

settlement march 6th

date of death 12-16-12

my sister is executor of the will and has not given us copy of the will or any accounting of the estate: bills, accounts, etc.

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If you are an interested party you can motion the court to compel the executor to provide you with accountings.

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As Mr. Whalen noted: it is the executor and not the "court" that completes the accounting so the executor would have to do it and submit it in order for it to be in a file. A beneficiary can compel an executor to provide an accounting if it is not done or not done satisfactorily.

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She won't provide anything, saying legally she just has to let us know if we inherited anything. She is not open about the accounting of the estate, is there a time frame in which she has to let us know? Thank you, you have been very helpful.