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Can children of a deceased parent be allowed access to the parent s apartment even if they are not the executor?

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2005-09-07 04:43:44
2005-09-07 04:43:44

Yes they can, but it is the Executrixs (female) Executors (male) responsibility to be sure all contents are kept in tact until the Will is probated (making sure all creditors and all taxes are paid on any property.) The family can divide family photos and a few other items, but not much else. If caught it is really against the law, but many families will go into the house as a group (say 2 or 3 siblings ... all should be present) and if necessary equally divide whatever furnishings there are and personal contents. This does not include the house and that must go to probate. Say for instance your parent(s) owned a ranch and they raised race horses. You cannot sell the ranch, take some of the horses or sell those horses until Probate and everything is divided in accordance to the Will.

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