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I am a co-executor mother's estate. The other exec is my half brother. Do I have the right to keep safe the car titles? Or must I do what he says?

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 17th, 2017 on Trusts and Estates - Pennsylvania
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He wants to run this estate without my input. I want to work with him but the current estate lawyer says I must do everything my brother says. He sold all of the furniture and I have no idea where the money went. The estate lawyer is a college buddy of his. I don't know were to turn.
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Answered on Mar 17th, 2017 at 11:26 AM

As co-executors you'll both have to sign off on most transactions involving the Estate.  Neither of you has power that different than the other.  I don't think the vehicles can be sold without your prior consent -- and especially not for less than fair value.  That might expose both of you to claims by the beneficiaries for waste or negligence.  So you might tell the attorney that you'll hold onto them until the vehicles are ready for sale or distribution in kind to the beneficiaries.

I recommend that you seek out a local attorney for a more in depth discussion of the matter. I do not recommend that you take any action steps without such a consult. Act quickly because by waiting, you may lose certain rights and remedies available to you.

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