My mother is deceased. She had two brothers, one just died. The one that died named both my mother and my other uncle as both co-executors of his estate and both as heirs. My surviving uncle's attorney says that he is now the sole executor, however that both my uncle and I are each 50% beneficiaries of the estate. I need to confirm what the attorney is saying.
Is it true that only my living uncle is the executor? If I was not named in my deceased uncle's will and I do not assume executor responsibilities, why then under NJ law do I assume my deceased mother's share of the inheritance? (FYI - I was the sole heir of my mother's estate years ago)