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Barb has gone to an attorney and the attorney told her she needed to have the other 2 siblings sign off that Barb would be the executor. Barb's sister will not sign off at all.

This can depend on state law, but we are going through this right now with DH being the executor for his aunt who died without a will. She will need to go to court to have the court appoint her as executrix.

Is the attorney that she saw one who deals with estates? Why didn't he suggest that as the alternative? There is always an alternative. It is just easier and generally less expensive if you can get people to sign off on things than have to go to court, but I'd be petitioning the court to be appointed executrix.

Also, if the sister never agrees to anything, where does the money go? Are the houses just sold and it all just confiscated by the State? Thanks for any suggestions.

This is why the sister needs to go to court to have the court appoint her (or someone else) as executor so that the estate can be probated.

If the attorney she saw is not giving her an alternative on how to go to court to get this done, she may be talking with the wrong type of attorney or one who just doesn't specialize in estates, and that's what she needs.
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