well, let's see;
apparently there is a house involved
$11,000 outstanding assets
and around $43k in the bank in your moms name/ whoops, sis' name, although improperly
AND a will.
sounds like you need to open probate. If you don't, how do you propose to transfer the title of the house to whomever it belongs to and gain access or distribute the approx. $54k in cash
and pay the estate taxes.
I thnk I would speak with another attorney. Sometimes it is not a matter of worth the expense as much as it is required to take care of remaining business. If you let the house go for taxes or whatever and did not claim the money from the software company, I can see not opening probate (although without knowing what is in the will, it is impossible to make a true call) but since sis is living in the house and I am sure you and/or sis wants the cash, you need to probate the estate."and why does the lawyer believe there is no reason to probate the will?"
They tell me it is not worth the expense.
You implied you accessed the money in this statement:"How is sis wrong for doing the same thing you did? You both have taken money from the account without proper accreditation (at least from what you have posted)"
Sorry if I led you to that conclusion but no I have not received any money from this fund since mother died
I don't get it. If you have not or were not intending to access the funds, this would not have been neccessary.had me and my sister
> sign a release from prosecution agreement just to get the funds