Hello, thank you for your reply. I'm not arguing with anyone about the 'contents of the safe', I'm just wondering why I was given a highly defensive sounding release to sign. I accept that it was my dad's intention to leave it to my brother, so be it. What I don't like is being asked to sign a release, period. I don't want to sign anything. So I'm wondering, in the state of VT, if I'm required to sign it, in order to receive the inheritance that my dad DID leave to me.
I read somewhere that seven months after the start of the executorship, the executor is legally released, automatically, and that would be fine with me, that he be released under customary terms. But I think this release his lawyer sent shields him from too much.
I'm not the type to go after anyone anyway, no matter what! So his fear is unwarranted as far as I'm concerned. He has so much fear, I think it's because of what he wants to hide (contents of the safe). I don't give a damn what he got from that, my dad and he will inherit the appropriate karma from that.
So again, all I want to know if if I am required to sign an executor's release, or if I can refuse and still receive what my dad left to me.
Thanks for your interest and posts!