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I have a neighbor who is having horrible problems settling her sister's estate. I thought I would post here and see what you guys think. The neighbor's sister (Carol) died. She left no Will. Her husband had already pre-deceased her years ago. No children. Carol has 2 sisters and one brother. One of the sisters is my neighbor (Barb). 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. She is basically crazy and will not listen to reason.

Carol owned 2 houses. One of them is being re-po'd. The other one has a tenant living there. There is also an annunity that has $80K that is in the name of a relative's child who was living with her. However, Carol opened this annunity under this child's first name and Carol's last name. (which is not his legal name and Carol never adopted him)

My question is, is there nothing that can be done if this one sister will not agree to having Barb be the executor of the estate? It seems such a shame to me that 2 houses and also this annunity will be unobtainable - especially for this child. I am wondering if Barb can sue her sibling for not agreeing to this? 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.
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