I am the Administrator of a small Estate in MA and finished filing the First and Final Accounting back in January. My sister is a Beneficiary and resides in FL and signed off on approval of me being Administrator prior to the Estate.
The Estate was to be originally awarded $41,000 from the VA and my father had no other source of income, as this was to be Disability Compensation. He was approved for this money prior to his death and the check had to be returned and reasigned to the Esate, which took some time. By the time the monies were released, it was appx. $36,921. The money was deposited into an Esate bank account near myself, debts paid that were mandated and the First and Final Account filed.
The attorney for the Estate mentioned that all that had to be filed now was a Citation for Interested Parties and she explained it as a publication into a local newspaper to make everyone aware of the money awarded.
Does my sister have to sign off on this money being received? She signed on the approval of my Administratorship and the knowledge of the original amount of money. I beleive I read something that if she signed on the initial approval, she doesn't have to sign on the approval of the First and Final Accounting (distribution).
Any help would be great.