My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: PA
i have asked for an accounting many times but was told i was not entitled to it (by the estate attorney). i have requested it through the court system so they now have 60 days to supply it. if dad's estate was never really probated (meaning they opened an estate just to get a life insurance check and closed it). if there was money in the bank accounts before either one passed and that money was used to pay for both funerals (i was there when the check was written from executor's personal checking account) he placed the money from the sale of all the stocks (mom and dad had) in his personal account and never opened an estate account for either one. the beneficiary of all life insurance policies were each other-meaning the parents. so you are saying a life insurance policy for dad with mom being the beneficiary, then the money should go to her estate. now do you use that life insurance money to pay any outstanding debts (which there were none-except the inheritance tax for my brother since he got the house) or does the proceeds from the insurance policy get divided among the beneficiaries?......now what do you do with the personal items in the house? does the executor have the right to give that stuff away to his personal friends and not me? don't i have a right to that stuff first as being the only other beneficiary? if he sold the personal items, does he have to provide a receipt for them? can you also request an accounting since he was POA? the problem is that he put everything in his own personal bank accounts. can you request copies of his personal account since he used that instead of opening an estate account? would this also make a judge rule that he mishandled the entire estate and have him removed? since tax forms were already completed and there was misaccounting done, who notifies the irs? do the court systems? if i personally have all paperwork that shows there was assets totaling over $65,000 and not one dime was noted in any paperwork...how long does it take to get my share of that money if the debts only totaled $26,000? what if they do not supply the accounting? do i have to take them to court again for them to provide it when a judge already told them 60 days.