Can family members sell property without the signature of the executor of an estate?

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Can family members sell property without the signature of the executor of an estate?


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Barbara Repa, a Caring.com senior editor, is an attorney, a journalist specializing in aging issues, and the author of Your Rights in the Workplace (Nolo), now in its 10th edition.

Once a person dies, the executor of a will is responsible for taking over care and custody of all property subject to the will and then distributing it to the people or places that the will directs.

Family members, even if they disagree with the will provisions, cannot interfere with the procedure. If you are concerned that the family members are acting illegally, contact the local probate court where the will was admitted.