My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: pennsylvania.
my mother died without a will. my sisters and i appointed my one sister administrator(or whatever you call it) of the estate. my mother left me some money as the sole beneficiary. the administrator (sister) found this out somehow and made me go down to the bank, withdraw the money ($6k), and put into the estate. i have since found out that it doesnt go through the estate. that that money should have gone directly to me. i believe my sister was trying to defraud me of my money.
i viisted my moms estate attorney and told her that i was forced to put my money into the estate and i wanted to know why. i also wanted a check made payable to me by the end of the next week. lawyer said 'well i was under the impression that you volunteered to put that money in.' i said 'certainly not. why should i fund the estate when i'm on disability and my two older sisters make well over $150k' . she said 'well i dont think there IS $6k in the estate to give you a check.'
my questions are:
1) can i take legal action against the administrator? for abusing her power as administrator to force me to fund my mothers estate with my own money?? and
2) am i right in demanding a check asap from teh estate? what if the estate already spent my 6k? can i force my sister to give it to me out of her own pocket??