My Aunt died May 18, 2017. She had a will and chose a personal representative to administer the conditions. He filed probate in federal court for the 'federal holdings of her estate'. The rest and residue of her personal property was also willed to certain heirs, but he the personal representative was a signatory on her checking account and claimed his attorneys told him as such a signatory, the balance in her account was his money. He failed to file a probate on any of her estate BUT the federal stuff. She specifically stated in her estate how the rest and residue was to be split (with the personal administrator getting a portion equal to the eight other heirs) and he totally ignored it and took the money. It wasn't much, approximately $30,000 in her checking account, but he never filed a probate in State court. What can the other heirs do? As a result of his pilfering, they got nothing from my Aunt and it was not her 'will' to leave them out.
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