My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Kentucky
My husband's last surviving parent passed away a couple of years ago, leaving he and his sibling as co-executors and heirs of a farm with a fairly new house. Sibling doesn't live in the area so my husband is left to take care of the farm and most estate functions for majority of the year. Problem is, sibling won't consent to settling estate and says no to any actions husband makes to try to move things forward. We offered for a year to buy sibling's part of the new house but no sale. Then my husband asked his sibling to buy his part of the house, but again no sale. We are stuck with 1/2 a house that we can't use but the estate is paying for all the upkeep. We believe and have some evidence that at some point the sibling is going to try to get my husband to set up a partnership which basically means he does all the work, sibling controls all the strings.
My husband has done back flips to try to maintain a relationship with his sibling, mainly because he cares, but also to try to not let the estate be eaten up in legal fees. Do you have any suggestions on what we can do? We want the estate attorney to set-up a meeting to try to address all these issues, but he drags his feet as much as the sibling does and won't respond to my husband's questions.
Also, we are wondering, since the estate has been going on for a couple of years now -- what might the court start expecting from the co-executors. Read some statutes about the possibility of paying taxes/fees to the court on the estate after two years and also about the possibility of having to start giving reports to the court. Any knowledge of these statutes? Thanks!