My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Kentucky
My husband and his sibling are sole heirs and co-executors of their parents’ estate, which includes a good amount of property. My husband and I, for the most part, have maintained the property because of our proximity to it. Sibling lives out of state. The estate has been going on for several years without resolution. My husband has talked, many times, with his sibling about resolution of the estate. Sibling unwilling to discuss and continually puts him off in one form of another, and they have had several arguments over the course of time. From every indication, sibling wants to leave everything in joint ownership and even worked with attorney, without husband’s knowledge, to prepare final estate documentation leaving everything as is. The attorney’s office contacted my husband last November and asked him to come in to sign final paperwork, which was a surprise to him, but he went to the office to see what had been prepared. He doesn’t want to sign it as is because sibling continually manipulates situations to their wants rather than a joint decision or compromise. To our knowledge, sibling hasn’t signed either. Attorney sent two letters during the last two months to both asking them to come in and sign or work with him on any changes that need to be made. My husband has intention of talking to sibling again next time they are here, but they haven’t been here in awhile. My questions are: If the attorney tires of sending letters, what are his options? Can the attorney take them to court over the issue? My husband, without going into great detail, has shared with the attorney’s office his difficulty in working with his sibling. Any suggestions on what my husband can do or say in trying to get sibling to a point of compromise and actually getting some decisions made so the estate can be finalized?