How Does the Administrator Get Inherited Items to the Heir
My question involves estate planning in the state of: Indiana
My father recently passed. I am the executor of his will and the successor trustee of his estate/trust. I have two siblings, a sister in Ohio and a brother in Georgia. My brother is not happy that I have this control and is questioning everything. He has an attorney and has more or less threatened to do whatever he has to do. I'm not sure what that means. However, the will and trust are pretty clear. I'm sure that he has found this out, hence his comments such as, "You're going to do whatever you see fit to do anyway!"
I will be dividing up the estate three ways. This is what my father wanted, what I am obligated to do, no matter the feelings between my brother and I. But what I want to know is must I deliver his items of the estate to him, make arrangements for shipping, or can I request that he come get them or make the arrangements himself? There was a fire in my father's home. Most everything that can be salvaged has been removed for cleaning/smoke removal, and will be stored. This will occur in Indiana where my father lived. I had thought about going to Indiana to pick up these items when the time comes, rent a truck, and take them to my brother since he has had recent back surgery. However, because of the recent bad feelings, I hesitate to do that. I would rather not see him. He is a bitter and angry person. As I read the trust, it does not make any mention of this. Nor does the will. The trust leaves most everything to my discretion. I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks.
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Sorry. I don't know why it left out some words in the title. It was supposed to say, "I Have Some Questions".
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