Probate Court – Sibling brings suit against executor

Our client was named by his last surviving parent as the executor of her estate.  Part of his duties as executor was to sell the family home and dispose of valuable antiques and art work.   One of his siblings brought suit alleging that her brother the executor sold their mom’s house for less than fair value and failed to properly account for the personal property (including art work) in the home.  The case went to trial in the local Probate Court.  Due to detailed discovery, including the deposition of the plaintiff, numerous interviews with other siblings, the real estate broker who listed and marketed the property and the attorney who guided the executor through the probate court process, the plaintiff’s allegations were proven to be without merit. The Court rendered a verdict in favor of the defendant.