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  1. No, I will admit that (for lack of better terms) I referred to 'it' as a cooling-off period. I had heard conflicting stories. Now, as I understand what's being said, if the courts made a decision (on the executor) in a day's time, the executor could start 'hauling' on day two? That wouldn't leave a lot of time for contesting, should there be any.
  2. This is all very good info from those that have answered. Thank you. This is a pretty strange case (as I'm sure that most wills are not always as clearly stated). This one is 'odd' as well. The 'new' will came, pretty much, out of the blue. Dates, times, witnesses, signatures, admitting to probate, decisions by courts on executorship...all very suspect. The bearer of the 'newest' will has already started clearing the estate 'out' & the family is wondering, 'whaaat?' It was thought, that there should have been a 'cooling-off' and/or a bereavement period...45 days or some such. I'm a family trusted, outside party that smells something 'strange' & I'm trying to get needed info for a potential upcoming dispute. Too much emotional 'mind fog', for them, which I'm trying to sort through. thanx
  3. In the event that two wills 'come into play', is it not required by law that the newly assigned executor notify the old will executor of the change in power/designation? If so, the notification should be in 'what' form and/or format(i.e., phone call, notarized letter, email)? thanx
  4. I was told that, after the death, there is to be a 45 day 'cooling-off' period before items could be removed from the estate. Is this information true? If so, this would also include the executor, correct? Also, what would the 'worth' of the estate need to be before having to pay the required taxes? thanx