You do not have to sign a General Release -- an Executor is ONLY entitled to a Receipt, so do not sign the Release. I have the same problem which my attorney is working on, after all I was the only daughter and a cousin took over completely; I know she has not been totally honest, and has only been manipulative, controlling, nasty, defensive, hostile etc etc. and has certainly helped herself along the way. Now she's afraid that I'm going to sue her -- she should be, and the guilt comes out!!!! Dealing with this individual has been a nightmare, my father passed away in June 2007. She received substantially more money, because her husband died. Her mother, my father's sister were close, and she influenced him to give her more money; what the hell do I have to do with her husband's death. She never had a father, parents divorced when she was a baby... her father never bothered with her at all; she's 70. Refuses to make any money settlement -- she's entitled -- well excuse me -- when it comes to money, watch out for the greed in families. And just know, it will come back to them worse then they will ever imagine -- What comes around goes around -- It's so true. I live in Florida and this individual is in NY.