I am an executor of my late mother's estate. My mother sold a tractor to a couple that signed a loan agreement where the loan was to be paid in full by December 2010. It has not been and recent written correspondence from the borrower indicates they have no funds to pay the estate and are not able to secure a loan to repay us either. They have offered to the estate the following: pick up the tractor from our property for full discharge of the loan. Details: The loan was signed in New Brunswick; current balance is just over $30,000 Cdn; borrower was paying $100 per month over last couple of years (basically interest); borrower lives and I believe works in Grand Prairie Alberta but has land/property in New Brunswick where the tractor is currently located; the tractor is likely worth only half of the loan balance. My mother's estate was probated in Ontario - my sister who lives in Ontario and myself are the 2 executors (I live in Alberta).<br />Is this worth pursuing legally? What legal solutions are there for the estate and what are the likely legal fees to address this?<br />Thanks
Answer by Katherine MacRae
Posted almost 7 years ago
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