My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New York
My uncle passed away 3 months ago. I going through his effects, I found a will made out in 1986. The two executors named in it have either passed away or are incapacitated with Alzheimer's. A successor executor was designated, who happened to be the attorney that drew up the will. When I contacted him, the first question was, "What is the value of the estate assets minus liabilities?" When I told him, he said that it "wasn't worth his time". Can a person that was named as a executor refuse to act in that capacity, especially if he originally designated himself?