Power of attorney refusing to account to beneficiaries
My brother had power of attorney for my father before he died and is now executor of the estate . I have been asking for an accounting for his time as power of attorney as well as an accounting of estate assets . It has been almost three years , how do I get him to comply without spending thousands of dollars I can't afford on lawyers ?
Asked almost 4 years ago in Toronto, Ontario
Categories: Elder Law Civil Litigation Criminal Law Wills, Estates, Trusts
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An executor of an estate has a legal duty to keep accurate records of all estate accounts and to provide these records to the beneficiaries of the estate.
Was your father's will shown to a judge during a probate hearing in Court shorty after he died?
Did the executor later "pass estate accounts" with a Court?
If the answer either question is yes there may be account records publicly available at the local Court registry.
Another choice (assuming you are a named in the will as a beneficiary) is to apply to the Court to order the executor to complete his duty to account to you.
I may be able to help you get the information you want. If you are interested email a phone number where I can reach you to email@example.com.
Posted almost 4 years ago
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