My Wife’s Mother died February 4 2009. There are two heirs my wife and her bother.
In the Will my wife’s bother is named as the Executor.
10 acres of land $ 40,000 est.
Mobile Home $9000.00 est.
Car $1500.00 est.
Personal property $2000.00 est.
Insurance $ 800.00
1 credit card $12,000
1 credit card $300
Funeral expenses $5000
The Will states the brother gets the land (he lives on the land in his own trailer) and my wife gets her mother’s trailer. They split everything else.
Since the death the Executor has done nothing, He has not filed the will or taken an inventory, informed creditors, paid taxes and insurance on the land, ETC….
He has fallen on hard times (financially) his phones are shut off email account stopped, so we are unable to contact him.
So my Questions:
Can we have him removed as Executor and replaced by my wife? (She is named in the will as a replacement for her brother)