My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Texas
1 of 4 Siblings passed nearly 2 years ago. There were no heirs for her estate other than the siblings. Some investment accounts were paid out to beneficiaries but there is still another account and homes/properties that need to go through probate (?).
Another of the siblings has passed after some accounts were paid out but before the properties and other account has been settled.
1. Who should hire a lawyer to settle the estate? The Executor (sibling #3) has hired a lawyer but no obvious progress has been made nor any answers to questions as to the progress.
2. What would be considered a timely manner of settlement?
3. Would the heir of the 2nd, now deceased, sibling be included in pending settlement disbursements?
Thanks, in advance, for any help in this matter.