My father passed last february and I was appointed administratrix of his estate account. My mother who had been separated from my father for 5 years raised such a fuss about me being appointed that I resigned. The estate money is still currently in my possession. My mother has went through two layers trying to get appointed since then and has not finished with either. It has been a year and a half that the money has just sat in this account without being touched. Is there a time limit to where I can legally take the money and split it between my sister and I legally or does it have to stay in the account untill some one eventually takes over? My sister and I no money from his life insurance or any other monies when he passed. I just need to know what I can do legally to help support us since I had to move her in with me and raise her after my fathers passing.