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Asked on: 5/03/04, 4:00 pm

no communication between executor and possible heirs

My father died recently, a second marriage. There was some unusual activity such as his biological children hindered from seeing him before his death and the morning of the funeral, bringing his clothes in trash bags. It's only been a few weeks but so far the children who are possible heirs have not been told anything as to what is in the will.

Just a day ago we found out she sold his car. At what point can we step in and find out what is in the will? Not a good communication situation, tension, so it isn't like we can call her up. She was the spouse for years and now also the executor. Before he died and we weren't allowed to see him, could she have had him sign things over to her? Was on morphine. We have called Register of wills, so far no will in probate. Can she ''lose'' the will? Does she have to communicate to any heir within a specific amount of time and let us know what we've been willed? Do we have to wait 5 mo. or so till it gets to probate? Can she just get rid of his things that may go to us and say she can't find them now? Daddy kept their names seperately, only hers on her home, his name on his car...type thing, how then can she sell his car? Does she automatically get his IRA being his spouse?

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